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