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Concussion Information: http://www.uslacrosse.org/UtilityNav/AboutTheSport/HealthSafety/ConcussionAwareness.aspx


 


What is a Concussion?

The Zurich Consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the original Vienna and Prague documents and to develop further conceptual understanding of this problem using a formal consensus-based approach. Zurich Statement


Concussion What Must Be Done

The law requires all youth athletic organizations to educate coaches, athletes and parents on the risks of concussions and head injuries and prohibits participation in a youth activity until the athlete and parent or guardian has returned a signed agreement sheet indicating they have reviewed the concussion and head injury informational materials. The law requires immediate removal of an individual from a youth athletic activity if symptoms indicate a possible concussion has been sustained. A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity because of a determined or suspected concussion or head injury, may not participate again until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written clearance from the health care provider to return to the activity.

Wis. DPI Concussion Guidelines


Concussion Management

A sample concussion management plan for use by schools.

  • Concussion Management Plan.
    Note: Each school should consult with its own sports medicine staff, legal counsel and athletics staff during the development and implementation of a plan.

Concussion affects people in four areas of function:

  1. Physical – This describes how a person may feel: headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc.
  2. Thinking – Poor memory and concentration, responds to questions more slowly, asks repetitive questions. Concussion can cause an altered state of awareness.
  3. Emotions - A concussion can make a person more irritable and cause mood swings.
  4. Sleep – Concussions frequently cause changes in sleeping patterns, which can increase fatigue.

Wisconsin Concussion/Head Injury Information Sheets For:

 

Athletes Coaches Parents Officials

Signature Sheets to be returned before athlete participates:

 

Parent/Athlete Agreement Coaches Agreement


 

  1. An athletic coach, or official involved in a youth athletic activity, or health care provider shall remove a person from the youth athletic activity if the coach, official, or health care provider determines that the person exhibits signs, symptoms, or behavior consistent with a concussion or head injury –OR– the coach, official, or health care provider suspects the person has sustained a concussion or head injury.

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