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Concussion toolkit

Our concussion toolkit is a collection of materials created by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and designed to help you manage concussions in your practice. You will find:

  • A tool for assessing concussions and mild brain injuries.
  • Emergency department referral and CT scan criteria.
  • The Glasgow coma scale.
  • Red flags and signs that a concussion is serious.
  • A cognitive rest and academic recovery plan and sample letters.
  • Sample return-to-play and return-to-game letters.

Download our concussion tool kit

 

Concussion video series

Take advantage of this online learning opportunity, and watch videos on concussion prevention, diagnosis, treatment and scenarios.

 

2019 concussion conference videos

These videos include helpful information from our concussion experts around concussion recognition, prevention and strategies for returning to back school and sports. Listen to a real patient family experience of second impact syndrome, and hear keynote speaker Steve Wallace, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers, talk about his own experience with concussions.

This conference was made possible by the generous support of Andee's Army Child Brain & Spinal Cord Foundation. Andee's Army is an Atlanta-based 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to funding the recovery and rehabilitation of children who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries.

  • Vestibular Therapy, Kelly Peczka, MSTP; Kaitlin Sipos, AuD; Kenneth “Allen” Jarratt, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
  • In this session you will learn the impact of concussion on the vestibular system and what happens when this system is disrupted.

A child or teen should recover and be symptom-free—at rest and with physical exertion—before returning to sports or other activities. These tools can help patients determine when it is safe.

Our mission is to facilitate research to help improve treatment and outcomes

We are working to find out more about concussion, its possible effects and how best to help patients fully recover. Your patients might benefit from participation in one of our research projects.

Learn more