When you face a concussion, it's crucial to have a concussion protocol in place.

Follow these 5 steps to create a concussion protocol:

Ask yourself: Do I really understand what a concussion protocol is?

If this question gives you a pause, watch this 10-minute video presented in partnership with Cramer Sports Medicine about concussion protocols. You’ll learn what creating a concussion protocol entails by watching this video.

Make sure you have a Return to Activity Strategy in place.

You can download ImPACT Applications' Return to Activity Strategy Cheat Sheet (+ get a free pocket Sideline Reference Card delivered to your house) if you fill out this form.

Implement an academic adjustments checklist for teachers and school staff.

Return to cognitive and physical activity after a concussion doesn't happen overnight. Your whole staff needs to be reminded daily about academic adjustments for your students. Use this 'School Concussion Form' to coordinate efforts around recovery within your staff.

Make sure everybody is on the same page.

Most common questions test takers and parents might ask you are answered on this printable 'What is ImPACT?' sheet.  If you need instructions, this presentation briefly explains the How-Tos of ImPACT Baseline Test Administration.

Keep a Sideline Reference Card on hand for possible injuries.

This card gives you a quick evaluation path to analyze the condition of an athlete, as well as concussion signs and symptoms. It gets better: it fits in a wallet and can be ordered - for FREE - when you fill out this form.

BONUS:

Convince your boss to integrate baseline testing into your protocol.

Not sure how? We got you covered: download this sample email with a hard-to-say-no request to your boss. They might want to check out this guide answering 'What's ImPACT?'.

Here are other tools available for you to manage concussions in your work setting:

Need a screening tool to make reliable removal from activity decisions? Click to learn more about this easy-to-use software cleared by the FDA:

Managing pediatric concussions frequently? Click to learn more about the only FDA cleared concussion assessment aid for ages 5 to 11:

Want to bring together test data, patient records, and concussion education resources? Click to learn more about this free iPhone/ Android app available for download:

Want extra resources for your concussion protocol?

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Along with the 6 resources mentioned above, by filling out this form you can get:


  1. Up to 20 Sideline Reference Cards that fit in a wallet and will be delivered to your preferred address completely FREE.


  2. Link to download the Return to Activity Strategy Cheat Sheet based on the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport - print as many as you need!


 

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