Concussions--Forms & Facts
REMINDER: ALL parents and athletes must sign off on the concussion information & signature sheet during on-line registration PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION in any sport.
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Concussion Symptom Inventory
The Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (eff. 8/3/2015) requires that all athletes must complete the school approved Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play protocols, be cleared by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches or a licensed athletic trainer working under such a physician (as the athletic trainers at LFHS are), and the parents have signed a Post-Concussion Consent Form. The IHSA has developed a form which LFHS will be requiring for all concussions occurring during the 2016-17 athletic seasons (and beyond), which can be accessed through this link.
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- What is a concussion?
- How can you prevent a concussion?
- What about helmets?
- How should the players take care of their helmets?
- Does an athlete have to be unconscious or “knocked out” to have a concussion?
- How can you tell if someone has a concussion?
- Is it dangerous to continue playing with a concussion?
- What is the treatment for a concussion?
- How long will someone be out of sports after a concussion?
- When do you know it’s safe to start to return to play after a concussion?
- What is the return to play protocol?
- Who can clear an athlete to return to play after a concussion?
- How can I tell if my son/daughter needs to go to the doctor?
- What is this ImPACT test all about?
- Why do we need to baseline test?
- How do you decide which sports need baseline testing?