A NOTE FROM THE RAVENS RISK MANAGER AND PRESIDENT
It is important for players and parents to note that coaches and safety people will choose to err on the side of caution when decisions are made to remove a player from a game or practice due to a hard fall or hit to the head. Any ONE Red Flag sign or symptom (headache, sore neck, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, dizzyness, drowsyness, vision problems, confusion, change in emotions or behavior, memory loss, disorientation) is cause for removal from play.
We choose to be cautious because receiving a second injury to the brain when a concussion is already present can result in Second Impact Syndrome.
As a parent, please do not argue with your HCSP or Coach when you are asked to take your child for a doctor's assessment, and to return with a doctor's note before returning to practice or game. Our number one concern is the health and safety of your child.
RAVENS CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING TOOL
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) includes three toolkits providing training in the recognition, treatment and management of concussion for: 1) Medical Professionals; (2) Parents, Players, and Coaches; and (3) School Professionals.
CATT is free, accessible and regularly updated with evidence-based information and resources. Each toolkit includes a self-paced learning module as well as tailored resources relevant to the specific audience.
The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends that anyone involved in child and youth sport should be educated about the signs and symptoms of concussion and the appropriate management of a child with a concussion.
HOCKEY CANADA RESOURCES
Signs and Symptons, What to Do, Return to Play Guidelines