πŸ”΄ Recognize & Remove 🚦

πŸ”΄ Signs and symptoms of a concussion

πŸ’ͺ PHYSICAL

πŸ€” COGNITIVE

πŸ˜” EMOTIONAL

😴 SLEEP-RELATED

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πŸ’ͺ PHYSICAL

  • Headache

  • Pressure in the head

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Blurred vision

  • Sensitivity to light or sound

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Balance problems

  • Feeling tired or low energy

  • Drowsiness

  • β€œDon’t feel right”

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πŸ€” COGNITIVE

  • Not thinking clearly

  • Feeling slowed down

  • Feeling like β€œin a fog”

  • Problems concentrating

  • Memory problems

πŸ˜” EMOTIONAL

  • Easily upset or angered

  • Sadness

  • Nervous or anxious

  • Feeling more emotional

😴 SLEEP-RELATED

  • Sleeping more or less than usual

  • Having a hard time falling asleep

πŸ”΄ 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

  • Double vision

  • 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

  • Growing confusion

πŸ”΄ 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 concussion. It is not designed to diagnose a concussion.



This document can be used by an athlete’s Physician or Nurse Practitioner as the official β€œMedical Assessment Tool” when dealing with a suspected concussion.