RELEASE: Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport

The Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport has been developed to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport.

Developed by Parachute and its Expert Advisory Concussion Subcommittee, the Guideline is based on a review of the current scientific evidence and expert consensus on best practices for the evaluation and management of Canadian athletes who sustain a concussion during a sport activity.

This Guideline addresses 7 key areas:

Pre-season education
Head injury recognition
Onsite medical assessment
Medical assessment
Concussion management
Multidisciplinary concussion care
Return to sport

Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, this Guideline is an important part of the Parachute-led Concussion Protocol Harmonization Project and creates the foundation for a more consistent approach to concussion across the country.

To read the full Guidelines in full, visit: http://www.parachutecanada.org/injury-topics/item/canadian-guideline-on-concussion-in-sport