Concussion Recommendations and Strategy:

For prevention to safe recovery of all sport and recreation related concussions

 

 

 

Twitter: ABConAlli

 

 

Who we are:

Alberta Concussion Alliance (ACA) is a group of professionals in Alberta who have come together to provide strategic direction our community, about the prevention of and safe recovery from sport and recreation-related concussions.

 


Vision:  Prevention and safe recovery of all concussions.

 

Mission: Alberta Concussion Alliance (ACA) will provide Albertans with easily accessible research driven concussion prevention and management practices that are simple and safe to use.


Target Audience: Community members, educators, employers, coaches, team staff, caregivers, and healthcare providers for Albertans 13 years and older who participate in or are involved in recreation and sporting activities.

 

Concussion Recommendations and Strategy:

 

Alberta Concussion Alliance Concussion Recommendations and Strategy (PDF)

Return to School Guidelines - May 2018 (PDF)

Return to Sport Guidelines - May 2018 (PDF)

Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (PDF)

Concussion Action Plan - CAP (PDF)

2016 Berlin Consensus Statement 

 

 

Definition of Concussion:

ACA supports the definition of concussion from the 2016 Berlin Consensus Concussion statement on concussion in sport:

Sport related concussion [SRC] is a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces.  Several common features that may be utilized in clinically defining the nature of a concussive head injury include:1.

The Consensus Statement, 2016 describes the following four main features of concussion:

1.  SRC may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head.

2. SRC typically results in the rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurological function that resolves spontaneously.  However, in some cases, signs and symptoms evolve over a number of minutes to hours.

3. SRC may result in neuropathological changes, but the acute clinical signs and symptoms largely reflect a functional disturbance rather than a structural neuroimaging studies.

4. SRC results in a range of clinical signs and symptoms that may or may not involve loss of consciousness.  Resolution of the clinical and cognitive features typically follows a sequential course.  However, in some cases symptoms may be prolonged


 



 

Websites:

Concussion Awareness Training Tool
Parachute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
OPHEA
https://www.ophea.net
Play Safe Initiative
http://www.playsafeinitiative.ca/news/concussion-policy-resources

 

Printable Documents:

Parachute
Concussion Awareness Training Tool
http://ppc.cattonline.com/resources/ 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital:

http://hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Concussion-center/Infographics.5.pdf

http://hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Concussion-center/Infographics.3.pdf

http://hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Concussion-center/Infographics.2.pdf

http://hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Concussion-center/Infographics.1.pdf

http://hollandbloorview.ca/Assets/Concussion-center/Infographics.4.pdf
Play Safe Initiative
Canadian Concussion Collaborative:

http://casem-acmse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5-key-messages-from-Berlin_ENG-1.pdf



http://casem-acmse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CCES-PUB-CCC-4Qs-E-FINAL.pdf


 

Return to School:

Concussion Awareness Training Tool
http://cattonline.com/returning-to-school/   
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/return_to_school.html
Centre for Childhood Disability Research: https://canchild.ca/system/tenon/assets/attachments/000/001/007/original/ConcussionManagmentLetter_2.pdf

 

Return to Sport:

Concussion Awareness Training Tool
http://cattonline.com/returning-to-sport/
Parachute
http://horizon.parachutecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Concussion-ReturnToSport.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/return_to_sports.html

 

Research, Position Statements and Academic Journals: 

British Journal of Sports Medicine

http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/26/bjsports-2017-097699


 
http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/49/2/88.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=Yv45UEiJYBF4037

 

Videos:

Dr. Mike Evans- Concussion Management and Return to Learn
Dr. Mike Evans- Concussion 101

 

Online Courses:

Parachute
Coach.ca
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 


References:

1)     McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvorak J, et al. Br J Sports Med Published Online First: April 28, 2017 as 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097699

2)     Parachute, Return to Play Guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.parachutecanada.org/downloads/resources/Returntoplayguidelines.pdf

3)     Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), Return to Play Communication Tool. Retrieved from http://ppc.cattonline.com/resources/files/return-to-play.pdf

4)     Canadian Ethics in Sport, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). An Active and Safe Program Resource. Retrieved from http://www.cces.ca/files/pdfs/CCES-Active&Safe-Pledge-E.pdf

5)     Harmon KG, Drezner JA, Gammons M, et al. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement: Concussion in Sport. The British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013 Jan;47(1):15-26. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091941.

6)     Purcell LK. (March 3, 2014)). Sport-related concussion: Evaluation and management. Canadian Paediatric Society Healthy Active Living and Sports Medicine Committee Paediatric Child Health 2014;19(3);153-8

7)     Dr. Garnet Cummings (2012), Brain Care Centre, Concussion Position Statement.

8)     ISO/DIS 31000 (2009). Risk management — Principles and guidelines on implementationInternational Organization for Standardization.

9)     St. Luke’s Sport Medicine (2013). Idaho Concussion Management Plan. Retrieved from http://www.stlukesonline.org/sports/documents/IdahoConcussionManagementPlan.pdf

10)  Beaglehole, Bonita & Kjellstrom(2006), Basic Epidemiology. Retrieved from http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241547073_eng.pdf

11)  Play Safe Initiative.ca, Play Safe Resources: Developing a Concussion Policy. Retrieved from http://www.playsafeinitiative.ca/uploads/3/0/6/4/3064403/play_safe_concussion_policy_guide_1014.pdf


 

 

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