🔴 Recognize & Remove 🚦
🔴 Signs and symptoms of a concussion
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Pressure in the head
Nausea or vomiting
Sensitivity to light or sound
Ringing in the ears
Feeling tired or low energy
“Don’t feel right”
cognitive symptoms graphic
Not thinking clearly
Feeling slowed down
Feeling like “in a fog”
Easily upset or angered
Nervous or anxious
Feeling more emotional
Sleeping more or less than usual
Having a hard time falling asleep
🔴 What to do if you suspect a concussion
In all suspected cases of concussion, the person should stop the activity right away. Continuing increases their risk of more severe, longer-lasting concussion symptoms, as well as increases their risk of other injury.
Anyone with a suspected concussion should be checked out by a medical doctor.
🚩 RED FLAGS 🚩
Neck pain or tenderness
Weakness or tingling in arms or legs
Severe or increasing headache
Seizure or convulsion
Loss of consciousness (knocked out)
Deteriorating conscious state
Vomiting more than once
Increasingly restless, agitated or combative
🔴 CONCUSSION RECOGNITION TOOL 5
Head impacts can be associated with serious and potentially fatal brain injuries. The Concussion Recognition Tool 5 is to be used for the identification of suspected concussions. It is not designed to diagnose a concussion.
This document can be used by an athlete’s Physician or Nurse Practitioner as the official “Medical Assessment Tool” when dealing with a suspected concussion.