The new Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit (CATT), led by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, is based upon the established international principles of the 4th Zurich Concussion Consensus Statement. The aim of CATT is to standardize concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management. Good concussion management may decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues.
Cattonline.com currently provides three free online concussion toolkits: the Concussion Clinical Toolkit for Medical Professionals, the Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit for Parents, Players, and Coaches and one for School Professionals. All three toolkits provide up-to-date education, tools and resources to help prevent, recognize, treat and manage concussions as well as support decreasing the impact of concussion when they do occur. These resources are updated on a monthly basis and will provide the latest evidence on how to deal with concussions.
Brainstreams.ca provides 24/7 access to information and resources for the thousands of people who experience brain injury in British Columbia and beyond each year.
The Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012 was developed primarily for use by physicians and healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of injured athletes, whether at the recreational, elite or professional level.
Guidelines for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion First edition, prepared by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, is intended to guide health care professionals in diagnosing and managing pediatric concussions.