Source: Concussion in Sport Group (group of international experts)
See also: SCAT3 (for adults)
Only 26.5% of Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) patients present to the ED, and of those only 10-20% will have delayed symptom resolution.
Notes regarding in-office management:
Have patient complete self-report section of SCAT3 or Child-SCAT3 prior to initial, and weekly follow-up visits.
Refer to sports medicine specialist if improvement not seen within 3 weeks.
Return to Learn (RTL) resource for patients and caregivers: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/concussions-in-the-classroom
Return to Play (RTP) resource for patients and caregivers: http://www.parachutecanada.org/thinkfirstcanada