A new concussion toolkit provides guidance on navigating the injury and returning to work, a valuable resource for the more than 7,700 British Columbian adults who are seen in the emergency room for concussion every year.
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Workers & Workplaces (CATT WW) is a free resource developed by researchers at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) with support from the Provincial Health Services Authority and in partnership with WorkSafeBC. While there is a misconception that concussions only happen to athletes, this tool is intended to be used by people who experience concussion in their everyday lives like falling off a ladder at a worksite, tripping while walking the dog, or getting into a car crash.
CATT for Workers & Workplaces consists of free online resources consisting of an e-learning course and associated materials that workers, their families, and workplaces can use to navigate the return-to-work process after sustaining a concussion.
To create CATT WW, an international environmental scan and extensive literature review was conducted. We also facilitated focus groups and interviews, talking to over 45 individuals from a variety of industries about their experience with concussion.
The French version of CATT WW will launch in August.
Visit the landing page for resources and the e-learning course for workers and workplaces.
Download the CATT Information Package for Workers & Workplaces (PDF).