Concussion 101 - What has changed with return-to-school after concussion: Aligning with current best practices and current research.
November 16, 2022
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
A concussion may be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or by any fall or hit that jars the brain. This “invisible” injury disrupts the brain’s normal physiology which can affect mental stamina and function, causing the brain to work longer and harder to complete even simple tasks. A concussion may involve loss of consciousness (being “knocked out”), but the majority do not. Ultimately, ALL concussions are serious because they are brain injuries! A concussion can affect a child in many ways: physically, cognitively, emotionally, and by disturbing sleep.
One of the biggest challenges is staying abreast of recent changes to protocol while ensuring these changes are captured, communicated and all staff trained to ensure proper adoption to reduce risk to both students and schools.
Dr Jennifer Dawson will share the latest in protocol changes and why it is important to ensure concussion awareness and training are critical to the success of the Return to Learn protocol and why it should be a top priority in schools.
Dr. Jennifer Dawson
Research Associate, Guideline Developer
CHEO Research Institute
Living Guideline for Pediatric Concussion Care (PedsConcussion)