CONCUSSION

Concussion Information

Since there are varied circumstances in which a concussion can occur, it’s very important for COACHES, PARENTS, ATHLETES, TEACHERS and COMMUNITY LEADERS to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do when a concussion occurs.

 

Sport Yukon is committed to increasing concussion education and awareness that will assist in gaining the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of athletes and participants. Sport Yukon is working with Yukon Sport Organizations, the Yukon Sport & Recreation Branch, and the Recreation & Parks Association of Yukon to establish consistent information, resources and protocols. Working together we will ensure a safe sport and recreation environment in the Yukon.

Canadian Concussion Guidelines

As part of a national project to harmonize concussion guidelines and protocols, Parachute Canada led the development of the Canadian Concussion Guidelines. Harmonized protocols will better equip coaches, officials, athletes, parents and medical professionals with information that is consistent and based on evidence.

The recommendations include:

  1. Pre-season education
  2. Head Injury Recognition
  3. On-site Medical Assessments
  4. Medical Assessments
  5. Concussion Management
  6. Multidisciplinary Concussion Care
  7. Return to Sport

Return to Play Guidelines

A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Return to Sport Guidelines.

Athletes who are diagnosed with a concussion should be managed according to the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport including the Return-to-School and Return-to-Sport Strategies. No athlete that has been diagnosed and is being treated for a concussion should be “returned to play” without presenting this Medical Clearance Letter.

 

CLICK THIS LINK fo Dr. Lun’s Concussion Presentation – Sept.2021

 

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans or MRIs. Any blow to the head, face, neck, or a blow to the body that jars the head, could cause a concussion.

YOU-CAN – Youth Concussion Awareness Network

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