Concussion Protocol

Concussion Protocol: At the point of a suspected concussion the player is immediately removed from play. 

Coaches will evaluate the player looking for any of the following symptoms

  • Amnesia (e.g. decreased or absent memory of events prior to or immediately after the injury, or difficulty retaining new information)
  • Confusion or appearing dazed  
  • Headache or head pressure  
  • Loss of consciousness  
  • Balance difficulty or dizziness, or clumsy movements  
  • Double or blurry vision  
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound  
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or loss of appetite  
  • Irritability, sadness or other changes in personality  
  • Feeling sluggish, foggy, groggy, or lightheaded  
  • Concentration or focusing problems  
  • Slowed reaction times, drowsiness  

Students who develop any of the following signs, or if the above listed symptoms worsen, must be seen and evaluated immediately at the nearest hospital emergency room:  

  • Headaches that worsen  
  • Seizures – Looks drowsy and/or cannot be awakened  
  • Repeated vomiting  
  • Slurred speech 
  • Unable to recognize people or places  
  • Weakness or numbness in arms or legs, facial drooping  
  • Unsteady gait  Dilated or pinpoint pupils, or change in pupil size of one eye 
  • Significant irritability
  • Any loss of consciousness  
  • Suspicion of skull fracture: blood draining from ear, or clear fluid from nose
  • Fatigue and/or sleep issues (e.g. sleeping more or less than usual)

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