Concussion protocol

Concussions awareness is very important.  In today's athletics, athletes are bigger, stronger, faster than ever before and concussions are a part of the game.  This is an injury that cannot be seen such as a broken bone or a sprained ankle.  This is an injury that effects motor skills, cognitive skills, and everyday life, not only the athlete, but those around the athlete, the parents, brothers, sisters and friends.  The video below is graphic, and it is designed that way to show the not only the damaging affects of not recognizing a concussion when it happens, but what can happen when a athlete returns too soon and sustains a second hit to the head called second impact syndrome

 

Preston Plevretes Story


If your Athlete is evaluated and is suspected of having a concussion, they must be seen by your medical provider for further evaluation.  Once seen, a Doctors note must be given to the school Medical Director clearing them to begin the Return to Play Criteria. 

Once they are cleared, your athlete will then will have to go through the Return to Play Protocol. This process takes about a week to perform and it is a gradual physical exertion test to see if the signs or symptoms of a concussion return. 

During this time if your athlete has taken the ImPact test, they will retake the test and compared against their baseline test.  If the results are within the normal limits of acceptability they will be allowed to return to play once the protocol is finished. 

However if the test results in a below normal result, your athlete could be held out or refereed back to your medical provider for further evaluation.

If your athlete has taken the ImPact test they are assigned a Passport Number so that your medical provider can look up their results and comparisons of tests.


Teams that take the ImPact test:

Football (all Levels), Boys and Girls Basketball (V), Lacrosse (all Levels), Wrestling (all Levels) Boys and Girls Soccer (all Levels) , Divers, Pole Vaulters, High Jumpers in grades 7,9,11

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