Statement of Integrity
The Company understands that for its goal and objective to be genuinely fulfilling, it must be about more than just me. Creating communities to combine resources and abilities to generate outcomes that no one could ever achieve alone is one method the Company wants to improve the planet. The Company intends to choose a course of action that will improve the long-term advantage it can offer society. As the company work to meet the needs of everyone who has a stake in the result, trade-offs will need to be made.
Omaha, Nebraska-over view
The VNA in Omaha, Nebraska, started developing the Omaha System in the 1970s. DeLanne Simmons envisioned an automated information management system for VNA of Omaha that concentrated on patients, not specialists (Monsen, 2018). Early communication was through presentations and seminars. Books on the Omaha System appeared in 1992 and 2005. Even though the Omaha System isn’t copyright-protected. It should be used in its written form and with a reliable reference, such as the 2005 book or website. In 2014, 22,000 Americans and foreigners used Omaha System point-of-care software (Monsen, 2018). Few still use ink-and-paper logs. Current users include home care, school health practices, public health, hospital-based educators, managed care case managers, students, faith community personnel, occupational health nurses, acute care and rehabilitation hospital/long-term care employees, software suppliers, and researchers. It’s unknown if more Omaha System users are from the U.S.
The Omaha, Nebraska-based firm was established to ” improve athlete safety” (company website). The Company’s primary focus was preventing further brain damage in young athletes who had sustained concussions. It is a difficult-to-diagnose disease that might be lethal. Concussions are an inevitable part of any sport involving physical contact. American football has a long tradition of locker room comedy that pokes fun at the behavior of the player who, after taking a significant hit, wanders off to the incorrect huddle. Even the so-called “minor concussion” was no laughing matter for Circo, who had five concussions as a young athlete and now takes anti-seizure medicine. Tragic concussion examples include 17-year-old football player Nathan Stiles Stiles from Spring Hill, Kansas, who took a concussive hit on October 1, 2016. On October 28, he passed away after collapsing during a game. The postmortem results showed that the victim had suffered a rebleeding subdural hematoma from an earlier, unreported brain injury (Miller et al., 2018). Several NFL players, notably Ndamukong Suh, Dexter McCluster, Pierre Thomas, and Eddie Royal, were recruited by Battle Sports Science as endorsers to raise awareness of the Company’s $149.99 Impact Indicator (chin strap). According to research (Miller et al., 2018). The product was intended for both school sports programs and individual athletes.
Battle Sports Science designed a batting helmet (Battle Helmet) and a mouth guard (Battle Shield) with an impact sensor for baseball players (company website). Chris Circo pondered whether or not he ought to contest Dave Halstead’s evaluation head-on. The design team at Battle Sports Science thought the chinstrap would accurately record rotating events, which they hoped would prevent whiplash injuries. Dave Halstead, the subject of this potential challenge, was a studying whiz but had neither a medical nor an engineering degree from an accredited university. Being an NFL helmet designer and technical advisor, Dave Halstead may not be the most impartial critic. One week after the NPR broadcast, a Senate subcommittee voiced skepticism about “anticoncussion equipment,” and Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) ordered the FTC to review Battle Sports Science’s claims. The Company’s chief executive officer, Circo, decided that it was time to celebrate the success of the Company. To move forward, it is necessary to win over technical doubters such as Dave Halstead and to get the attention of the FTC and Congress. The failure of even one product may put his startup out of business. Concussions from playing football Because of the nature of the game, football players might suffer injuries that are potentially fatal regularly.
Theodore Roosevelt warned early football fans, saying they needed to reduce the number of injuries or face government restrictions. Concussions have garnered a lot of attention from medical professionals in sports medicine in recent years (Miller et al., 2018). Spectators have remarked on the increased quickness and strength of the football players. Last, punt returns and spread offenses enhance the likelihood of high-velocity impacts and collisions with “defenseless players.”. National Federation of State High School Associations: 1.14 million high schoolers play football annually. At least 140,000 young athletes (9%) suffer concussions yearly (Delaney et al., 2018). High school football coaches are receiving more concussion identification training. Identifying susceptible athletes was challenging. CDC says that sportsmen often report concussion symptoms hours or days after the initial occurrence (HHS). Many athletes concealed symptoms to avoid losing time due to coaches’ push to play their top players. College athletes inspired high schoolers. Both the NFL and NCAA face concussion-related claims. Adrian Arrington, 25, sued the NCAA after sustaining repeated concussions from 2006 to 2009. Arrington sued the NCAA for not protecting concussed athletes (Miller et al., 2018). Seventy-five ex-NFL players sued the league in 2010 for concealing the dangers of concussions (Delaney et al., 2018). Product accountability and impact measurement Recent litigation against football leagues and colleges highlights the possibility that Battle Sports Science’s Impact Indicator can reduce concussions and legal action.
Concussion-related lawsuit is gaining speed and targeting high school coaches and administrators, the NFHS warns (Koester). The Impact Indicator informed coaches of impending head damage, protecting athletes. Suppose a player’s head is smacked hard, and a yellow light flashes on their chin strap (red light). A coach may remove a player if the warning light is on. In this light, Performance Management may increase player safety. Suppose Halstead’s suspicions were correct. How did the product perform after being subjected to high-speed collisions on American football fields? Additional testing and a more extended deployment period would reduce risk, but they would also give competitors more time to replicate the chin strap and beat Battle Science to market. The business could not be slowed down in any way. Recent publicity, including from skeptics such as Halstead, has helped put the corporation in the spotlight regarding the football concussion controversy. Circo needed to confront his concerns about his product as soon as possible. Regardless of the circumstances, he had to deal with threats and responses.
Recommendation for using Football Chinstrap
There is no use in wearing a football helmet if it can be easily knocked off the head. If a player’s helmet comes free enough to be forced into his head or face, he has put at risk for harm to his head or face and the helmet itself. The chin strap keeps the helmet from falling off the player’s head, protecting them from head trauma or the helmet flying off the field. The chin strap can attach to the helmet in two or four places (Breedlove et al., 2017). Players must know how to correctly secure and adjust their chin straps before taking the field.
In conclusion, in the 1970s, DeLanne Simmons envisioned an automated information management system for VNA of Omaha that concentrated on patients, not specialists. Early communication was through presentations and seminars. Concussions are an inevitable part of any sport involving physical contact. American football has a long tradition of locker room comedy that pokes fun at the behavior of the player who, after taking a significant hit, wanders off to the incorrect huddle. Even the so-called “minor concussion” was no laughing matter for Circo, who had five concussions as a young athlete and now takes anti-seizure medicine.
Breedlove, K. M., Breedlove, E., Nauman, E., Bowman, T. G., & Lininger, M. R. (2017). The ability of an aftermarket helmet add-on device to reduce impact-force accelerations during drop tests. Journal of athletic training, 52(9), 802-808.
Delaney, J. S., Caron, J. G., Correa, J. A., & Bloom, G. A. (2018). Why professional football players chose not to reveal their concussion symptoms during a practice or game. Clinical journal of sport medicine, 28(1), 1-12.
Miller, L. E., Kuo, C., Wu, L. C., Urban, J. E., Camarillo, D. B., & Stitzel, J. D. (2018). Validation of a custom instrumented retainer form factor for measuring linear and angular head impact kinematics. Journal of biomechanical engineering, 140(5).
Monsen, K. A. (2018). The Omaha system as an ontology and meta-model for nursing and healthcare in an era of Big Data. Kontakt, 20(2), e109-10.