Today, the new Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The Statement provides evidence-based recommendations for management of concussion in sport. It is based on an international expert panel, multiple systematic reviews, and outcomes from the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, which took place in Amsterdam last fall.
Some of the updates include:
- New and updated age-appropriate tools to aid identification and management of condition
- New versions of return to active sport and education strategies
- Stronger evidence for benefits of light intensity exercise within first 48 hours to aid recovery
- New, targeted approach to rehabilitation
- Call for interdisciplinary working group to guide research about potential long term effects of concussion
For more information, read the Statement here.
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) team will be reviewing the Statement and working to incorporate the latest evidence into the CATT’s courses, resources, and website content.