New and Improved CanChild Concussion Protocols
Child specific ‘Return to Activity’ guidelines, which are more conservative than adult guidelines, were developed to guide management when youth sustain a concussion.
Implementation of these new pediatric specific recommendations is an important addition to prevention of subsequent concussions during vulnerable recovery periods.
These guidelines aim to facilitate recovery by preventing prolonged symptomatology, repeat injury and secondary sequelae such as depression and anxiety.
Video: Love Your Brain Like You Love Your Game: What You Should Do If You Get A Concussion
The video shows one example of the lived-experience of concussion and what steps should be taken if a child/youth sustains a concussive injury.