October 04, 2016
What is a reasonable approach to concussion management in Campus Recreation – particularly in Sport Clubs and Intramurals?
As a minimum, your department needs to develop concussion protocols which apply to Campus Recreation as a whole. A good starting point might be the Varsity program at your school – find out what they are doing and see if their protocols can be applied to Campus Recreation.
In addition to this, it is important that a ‘Concussion Education Program’ be developed and implemented for Campus Recreation, focusing on
(Note that at this time, ‘Return to Learn/Play Protocols’ are likely not realistic/reasonable in the Campus Recreation setting. Staff simply don’t have the knowledge or skills to make this call – not to mention the time required!)
The target audience for your ‘Concussion Education Program’ should initially include
Participants (Sport Clubs; Intramurals)
Staff (Sport Clubs coaches and safety officers, Intramural referees, front desk staff; program & facility staff)
Resources to help you develop a ‘Concussion Education Program’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_55YmblG9YM (10 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5hlm3FRFYU (5 min)
http://ow.ly/qHr4304dqal (50 min)
Concussion Roadmap Booklet:
Concussion Recognition Tool (a Pocket Guide)
Some Key Websites:
(Includes information on ‘Sports Concussion State Laws’
(Includes great mobile app aimed at youth, parents and educators)
(Zurich Consensus statement on Concussions in Sport)