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Public Release of the First Comprehensive Guidelines

on Concussions in Children

 

newsboy-thChildren’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and a panel of 30 experts from the US and Canada established and released guidelines meant to standardize the identification and management of concussions in 5- to 18-year-old children. Dr. Roger Zemek, who headed the panel, said, “We’ve developed a reliable resource that is valuable for everyone affected by pediatric concussion: from children and their families, to healthcare providers, and to schools and recreational organizations. This is so important because children get more concussions than adults do, with increased risk because their brains are still developing.” The group read over 4,000 publications and considered current technology. In one example, a pocket-sized device will allow a coach to determine on the sideline whether a player has a concussion or not. There are explicit guidelines for the diagnosis and care of concussions in children, as well as for determining when a child should return to school or play a sport again. The guidelines have been posted on a website and are freely available to anyone, especially parents, educators, coaches, and heathcare providers. (Full story)

 

 

 

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  1. […] data. A coach or trainer can readily determine if the player has experienced a concussion. New guidelines on when to return to play have been adopted by many schools to protect the player from further […]

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