Your Athlete Was Removed

For a Possible Concussion

Now What?

1. Pay careful attention to his/her symptoms for the first 24 – 72 hours.

2. Emergency Signs and Symptoms (When to seek immediate medical care):

  • One pupil larger than the other

  • Drowsiness or inability to wake up

  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away

  • Slurred speech

  • Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination in arms and legs.

  • Neck pain or tenderness

  • Dizziness

  • Repeated vomiting or nausea

  • Convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching).

  • Change in behavior

  • Increased confusion, restlessness, agitation, irritability, or combativeness

  • Unable to recognize people or places

  • Less responsiveness than usual

  • Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled

  • Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out). Even a brief loss is an emergency.

  • NO DRIVING!

 

 

 

Have a question or concern? Call the National Brain Injury Information hotline at 800-444-6443 and tell them you were referred by TeamSafe​®Sports. It is a FREE call!

 

3. Concussion Symptom Evaluation

Complete the Concussion Symptom Evaluation the same day as the injury and daily after that. 

4. Doctor's Note

Take this form to your doctor. Enter an image of the completed form into TeamSafe​®Sports (Athlete profile → Return to Play). 

Suggest this examination form for your doctor to use in the examination of your athlete.

5. Return to Play / Return to Learn

When can my child return to play? Click here.

References:

CHILD SCAT5 from 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016

CDC Concussion Danger Signs

Childrens National Medical Center Post-Concussion Instructions

Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016

Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet

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