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Skate Canada Concussion Pathway

Pre-Season Education Resource

All individuals and their parent or legal guardian (if under 18 years of age) must review the Pre-Education Resource and sign the Acknowledgement Sheet within 60 days of registration.

Pre-Season Concussion Education Resource Pre-Season Concussion Education Acknowledgement

Impact to the head, face, neck or body OCCURS

Impact to the head, face, neck or body OCCURS

HEAD INJURY IS SUSPECTED

Head Injury Recognition

Consult Skate Canada’s Concussion Recognition Tool to help identify concussion in children, adolescents and adults.

Skate Canada’s How to Recognize a Concussion Tool
Is a more serious head or spine injury suspected?

Remove from Sport / Physical Activity

Is a licensed healthcare professional present?
Emergency Medical Assessment

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Sideline Assessment

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Is a concussion suspected?
Medical Assessment

If available, individuals who experience persistent post-concussion symptoms may benefit from multidisciplinary concussion with licensed professionals trained in traumatic brain injury.

Was a concussion diagnosed?
Concussion Management

If available, individuals who experience persistent post-concussion symptoms may benefit from multidisciplinary concussion with licensed professionals trained in traumatic brain injury.

Does the individual have persistent symptoms?*
Multidisciplinary Concussion Care

If available, individuals who experience persistent post-concussion symptoms may benefit from multidisciplinary concussion with licensed professionals trained in traumatic brain injury.

Return to Sport Medical Clearance

The individual must provide their coach, skating club board of directors or school administrators with a Medical Clearance Letter that specifies they are cleared to return to skate, train and/or coach.

Must be completed by: Licensed healthcare professionals such as Medical doctor and/or nurse practitioner.

Medical Clearance Letter

RESOURCES

For full details please review Skate Canada’ Concussion Protocol.


* Persistent symptoms: lasting > 4 weeks in children & youth or > 2 weeks in adults