If you suspect an athlete has a concussion, follow these four key steps:
Athletes experiencing any of the signs or symptoms listed below may have experienced a concussion and should follow the action plan immediately.
Signs observed by a coach, athletic trainer, parents or teammates:
Symptoms reported by athlete:
It is important to avoid all activities that could pose risk for further headinjury. Please refrain from sports, workouts, and activities such as skating and practices until evaluation with our concussion specialists with BaylorScott&White Sports Concussion Program.
Following an initial rest period of 24-48 hours, it is important to establish and maintain a regulated schedule with the following considerations:
If any of the warning signs and/or symptoms begin to worsen, or if any of the following are observed, dial 911 immediately and/or have the athlete transported to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.