Injury Prevention & Management
Concussion_Recognition_Tool_5 (CRT5) This tool should be available to bench staff at all times to identify a suspected concussion. It is not intended to be used for diagnosis. Any athlete with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from practice or play. Follow each of the steps in the CRT 5. A medical evaluation is required before an athlete can return to play, even if symptoms seem to be resolved. The Concussion Follow-up and Communication Form (Appendix 2 of the Hockey Canada Concussion Protocol) needs to be completed and submitted to the team trainer before the athlete can return to play.
The child SCAT 5 should be used to evaluate a suspected concussion. It is intended to be used only by physicians and healthcare professionals. If a concussion is suspected, please follow the Policy and Protocol above.
This strategy serves as an example only. Everyone’s recovery is different. Please follow the advice of your primary care provider.
Safety and Well-being