First Responders, Emergency Departments
and Urgent Care Providers

Your initial assessment and evaluation can make the difference between a good recovery and a prolonged recovery.


Emphasize the important next steps with a child who has sustained a concussion:

– Make an appointment with a primary care physician

– Do not back to practice or competition until you have been cleared by a physician

– STOP what you are doing if your symptoms get worse

– Call 9-1-1 if symptoms get worse instead of better

– Rest

Share these resources with families:

A Parent’s Guide to Concussion

A Parent’s Guide to Concussion – Spanish

Steps for Parents

Concussion Coach’s Card