Recommendations for Policy Development Regarding Sport-Related Concussion Prevention and Management in Canada
Frémont P, Bradley L, Tator CH, Skinner J, Fischer LK; from the Canadian Concussion Collaborative. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Jul 12. pii: bjsports-2014-093961. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093961. [Epub ahead of print]
“The Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is composed of health-related organizations concerned with the recognition, treatment and management of concussion….The objective of this document is to make recommendations regarding the need for relevant authorities to develop policies about concussion management in sports. The recommendations can be used to advocate for regulations, policies or legislation to improve concussion prevention and management at all levels of sport.” The first recommendation notes that organizations that are affiliated with sporting events with a risk of concussion should be required to develop/adopt and implement a concussion management protocol. The second recommendation notes that when qualified medical resources for concussion management are not available then a multidisciplinary approach should be used to optimize concussion management outcomes.