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.