Special Notice - Concussion (Issue 5 2017)
Written on the 24 August 2017
Concussion - Take it seriously
All concussions should be treated seriously. Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help aid recovery and prevent further injury, even death.
The College follows the guidelines established by Sports Medicine Australia and the AFL in the management of concussion and return to play post-concussion.What is Concussion?
A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally functions. It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
All head injuries MUST be assessed by an appropriate health professional in the first instance and then referred on to a qualified medical practitioner with experience in the field as soon as possible.Responses, care and treatment
Any person with a knock to the head should be:
What are Concussion danger signs?
If you have any questions, please direct them to the College Nurse.