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Concussion Management Guidelines for Recreational, Amateur, Elite and Professional Players of ALL ages. St. Georges School 2009-2010. A concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or anywhere else on the body that causes severe and sudden movement of the head.

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Concussion ManagementGuidelines for Recreational, Amateur, Elite and Professional Players of ALL ages.

St. Georges School

2009-2010

concussion and mild brain injury
A concussion may be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or anywhere else on the body that causes severe and sudden movement of the head.

A concussion alters the way your brain functions and can cause significant impairment. Concussions can cause various symptoms.

Concussion and Mild Brain Injury
early symptoms
Fainting or Sleepiness

Dizziness

Increased Confusion

Change in Behavior

Constant or worsening Headache

Nausea and/or Vomiting

Poor recall of events

Seizures

Unsteady Gait

Anyone experiencing or displaying symptoms of a concussion should seek medical attention immediately.

Early Symptoms:
when in doubt sit them out if a player shows any signs or symptoms of a concussion
When in Doubt, Sit Them Out!If a player shows any signs or symptoms of a concussion:
  • The player SHOULD NOT be allowed to return to play in the current practice or game.
  • The player SHOULD NOT be left alone.
  • The player MUST BE medically evaluated following the injury.
  • Call 911 if there is a Loss of Consciousness and confusion.
  • Follow return to play guidelines.
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WHEN TO RETURN TO PLAYconcussion management should adhere to the following steps, each step has a minimum of 1 day.
  • No activity, complete rest. Once asymptomatic for 24 hours, proceed to step 2.
  • Light Aerobic exercise such as walking or stationary cycling.
  • Next day, Sport specific training that is non contact. If symptom free may proceed the next day.
  • Non contact training drills.
  • Full contact training after medical clearance or a doctors note.
  • Game Play. Remember: if symptoms return go back to the previous step.
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