Concussions

Sample Concussion Policy and Procedure
Wisconsin Public Health Association
The sample policy and procedure for concussion management includes the following:

  • Role of the nurse in concussion management
  • Assessment and evaluation of possible concussion
  • Removal of student with concussion or head injury from athletic activity participation
  • Possible classroom accommodations for students with concussions
  • Return to learn and return to play guidelines

Concussion in Sports: Minimizing the Risk for Complications
Journal article from American Family Physician

Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents
Journal article from American Academy of Pediatrics

Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs
Centers for Disease Control
This flexible set of materials, developed for professionals working with grades K-12, will help you identify and respond to concussions in an array of school settings.
Also contains a Resource Center where you can download Heads Up educational materials, as well as tools and checklists. You can learn about prevention tips, assessments, and complications of concussion. And you can go beyond the course with additional video content from experts and practitioners in the field.

Opportunities to Reshape the Culture Around Concussion in Sports
Centers for Disease Control

Sports Concussion Toolkit
American Academy of Neurology
Access resources on sports concussion for physicians, coaches, parents, and athletes. An updated version of Concussion Quick Check App is now available for iOS and Android. Download the latest version.

Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports
American Academy of Neurology.
Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

Concussion Toolkit
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Resources including:

Post-concussion syndrome
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Position Statement: Concussions‐The Role of the School Nurse
National Association of School Nurses.

Max’s Law: Concussion Management Implementation Guide for School Administrators
Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

Concussions
Wisconsin Association of Interscholastic Athletic Association
When in Doubt, Sit Them Out

Concussion resources
University of Oregon: The Center on Brain Injury Research & Training
Multiple Resources and Tools


Webinars:

Returning to Learning Following a Concussion
American Academy of Pediatrics
Understand background, signs/symptoms of concussion, Return to Learning Team Concept, strategies, readiness assessment, and assistance with prolonged symptoms.

Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents: What You Need to Know
American Academy of Pediatrics
Understand epidemiology, in-office evaluation, the role of computerized neurocognitive assessment, and appropriate return to play protocols.

 

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