Sports Medicine

Concussion Protocol

A concussion is...

...a reaction by the brain caused by a jolt or force transmitted to the head from a blow to anywhere on the body. The injury results from the brain rapidly moving back and forth or twisting within the skull. The effects of a concussion vary by individual and need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine a treatment plan that is the most appropriate for that particular student-athlete.

Dalton Concussion Guidelines

List of 5 items.

  • Dalton follows NYS legislations, NATA position statements, and research based practices to assist student’s return to academics and athletics.

  • Dalton student athletes in grades 7-12 take the ImPACT baseline assessment test.

  • The baseline test is used along with a post concussion test to help doctors recommend when and if the individual athlete may return.

  • Coaches complete concussion management course on a biennial basis.

  • If a student is suspected of sustaining a concussion they must see a doctor and fill out the Head Injury Evaluation form.

    Please click here, or the button to the right to download form.

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