1Pre-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
2Head Injury Recognition Consult Skate Canada’s Concussion Recognition Tool to help identify concussions in children, adolescents and adults. Skate Canada’s How to Recognize a Concussion Tool
Is a more serious head or spine injury suspected?
Is a licensed healthcare professional present?
3aEmergency Medical Assessment An ambulance should be called immediately to transfer the individual to the nearest emergency department for further medical assessments.
3bSideline Assessment The individual should be taken to a quiet area and undergo a Sideline Medical Assessment Must be completed by: Athletic therapist, physiotherapist, medical doctor SCAT5 | Child SCAT5
Is a concussion suspected?
4Medical Assessment A medical assessment letter must be provided to the individual with a suspected concussion. The medical assessment is to determine whether the individual has been diagnosed with a concussion or not. Must be completed by: Licensed healthcare professionals such as medical doctor and/or nurse practitioner. Medical Assessment Letter
Was a concussion diagnosed?
5Concussion Management 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: Medical doctor, nurse practitioner, team athletic therapist or physiotherapist. Return-to-School Strategy, Sport-Specific Return-to-Sport Strategy
Does the individual have persistent symptoms?*
6Multidisciplinary Concussion Care If available, individuals who experience persistent post-concussion symptoms may benefit from multidisciplinary concussion care with licensed professionals that are trained in traumatic brain injury.
7Return 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