II. Epidemiology

  1. Football Helmet prevents Head and Neck fatalities
  2. Head, neck injury responsible for 85% football deaths
  3. Interventions reducing Head and Neck Injuries
    1. Ban on spearing (1976)
      1. Helmet used as first point of contact
    2. Education for athletes, coaches and trainers
      1. C-Spine and airway control
      2. Log Rolling
      3. Controlled helmet removal with 2 people

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