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					Concussion Management

    METHACTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
      POLICY AND PROCEDURES
                   ImPact Software
   What is ImPact?
       Research-based computer test developed to help
        clinicians evaluate an athlete’s recovery time following
        concussion.
               Preseason testing of all contact sports
               20 min computerized test
                   Verbal and Visual Memory Recall
                   Visual Motor Speed
                   Reaction Time
                   Impulse Control
                   Brief Medical History
               MHS sports tested to date are varsity football, field hockey,
                boys and girls soccer, diving, wrestling, boys and girls
                basketball and JV cheerleading
          INJURY PROCEDURE
   Standard Operating Procedures
   Injury Reports
   Concussion Reports
       ImPact
       Signs and Symptoms

       Concussion Grading Systems

       Cantu Guidelines

       MRI

       Neurologist Recommendations
Concussion Grading System

    Grade 1 (mild) No loss of consciousness. Either
     post-traumatic amnesia or post-concussive symptoms
     clear in less than 30 minutes.
    Grade 2 (moderate) Loss of consciousness lasting
     less than 1 minute; post-traumatic amnesia or
     post-concussive symptoms lasting longer than 30
     minutes but less than 24 hrs.
    Grade 3 (severe) Loss of consciousness lasting
     longer than 1 minute or post-traumatic amnesia
     lasting longer than 24 hrs; post-concussive signs or
     symptoms lasting longer than 7 days.
           Cantu Guidelines
          First Concussion     Second Concussion       Third Concussion



Grade 1   May return to play   Return to play in 2     Terminate season;
          after asymptomatic   weeks if                may return to play
          for 1 week           asymptomatic for 1      next season if
                               week                    asymptomatic

Grade 2   May return to play   Minimum 1 month;        Terminate season;
          after asymptomatic   may return to play if   may return to play
          for 1 week           asymptomatic for 1      next season if
                               week; consider          asymptomatic
                               terminating season
Grade 3   Minimum 1 month;     Terminate season;
          may RTP if           may return to play
          asymptomatic for 1   next season if
          week; consider       asymptomatic
          terminating the
          season
        MHS RETURN TO PLAY
    PROCEDURE FOR FIRST GRADE 1
           CONCUSSION
   If the athlete returns to normal function
    within 20 minutes of concussion
    symptoms….may return to play
        No ImPact Testing
        Concussion Form

        If symptoms last longer than 20 min:
              ImPact Test
              Release from Dr Amann or neurologist
     Multiple Concussions / Multiple
                 Grades
   Impact Test
   Concussion Form
   Refer Neurologist and wait for official
    clearance
   Document Progress
         AHEAD OF THE GAME

   Methacton is far ahead of many schools
    with the purchase of the ImPact Software
   Great appreciation from the parents- LOTS
    of positive feedback

				
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