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1 Matt Kaiserman St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic Community Relations Coordinator
October 5, 2012

2 St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic

3 St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic

4 National Legislative Climate
Red=pending Blue=ideal Yellow=partial

5 HB 632 Section 1: SBOE and the IHSAA must provide a link on their websites to CDC guidelines and educational materials. Section 2: Applies to Middle School, Junior High School and High School athletics. Section 3: Mandates education to parents and athletes prior to the start of an athletic season. Coaches, AT’s and referees must review biannually.

6 HB 632 Section 4: Removal from play protocols established by schools
Must Adhere to CDC guidelines Athlete must be removed when “reasonably suspected” of sustaining an injury Section 5: Return to play protocols “An athlete may be returned to play once the athlete is evaluated and authorized to return by a qualified health care professional who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions.” Physician or Physician Assistant Advanced Practice Nurse A licensed health care professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions who is supervised by a directing physician Section 6: Liability “If an individual reasonably acts in accordance with the protocol developed pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, then acting upon such protocol shall not form the basis of a claim for negligence in a civil action. Section 7: Youth Sport Organizations Liability Protections

7 3 tenets of “ideal” concussion legislation
HB 632 – In Comparison 3 tenets of “ideal” concussion legislation Educational Outreach RFP/RTP Protocols Parent Acknowledgement of Risk

8 School Compliance – A Quick Start Guide
Draft Protocol Parent/Athlete meeting Cognitive Baseline Testing (Optional) Biannual Concussion Training for ATC’s/Coaches Removal from Play Protocol Coaches & non-clinical staff ATC’s & other appropriate medical professionals Return to Play Protocol Academic Accommodations

9 Parent/Athlete Meeting
Annual Meeting – prior to each sport season Attended by parents, athletes, coaches Topic Areas Definition of concussion Signs/Symptoms Observable signs by others Tips for Prevention Risks Associated with continued play after a concussion What to do if you suspect someone has sustained a concussion CDC 4 step action plan Additional resources for parents, athletes and coaches Parent/Guardian Acknowledgment Form

10 Cognitive Baseline Testing (Optional)
Recommendations: Biannual baseline ImPACT testing of athletes in the following activities: Football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, pole vaulting, cheer, or any other athlete at the request of the athlete’s parent, guardian or coach. Establish baselines using other cognitive tests such as BESS, SAC, etc. At least once in an athlete’s junior high and high school career.

11 Biannual Training of ATC’s & Coaches
NFHS online education mandated by the IHSAA Print certificate of completion and keep on file Athletic Trainers “Heads Up to Clinicians Concussion Training” provided online by the CDC

12 Removal from Play Protocol
Coaches & non-clinical staff Symptom awareness Emergency protocols Evaluation of injury by proper medical professionals Proper communication channels Athletic Trainers & other appropriate medical providers Injury Evaluation Athlete referral

13 Return to Play Protocol
Athletic Trainers or other appropriate medical providers Consistent with NFHS rules and Idaho Law Graduated Return to Play Step 0 – Cognitive Rest Step 1 – Light Aerobic Exercise Step 2 – Moderate Exercise Step 3 – Non-contact Exercise Step 4 – Practice Step 5 – Return to Competition

14 Academic Accommodations
Proper communication with athlete and athlete’s parents 504 Plans if necessary Implemented when students have a disability (temporary or permanent) that affects their performance in any manner. Environmental adaptations, curriculum modifications, and behavioral strategies. Students recovering from a concussion may need to: Take rest breaks as needed Spend fewer hours at school Be given more time to take tests or complete assignments Receive help with schoolwork, and/or Reduce time spent on the computer, reading, or writing

15 Educational Materials & Resources
Parents Idaho Concussion Management Plan Overview St. Luke’s Concussion Handout CDC Fact sheet NFHS Guide for Parents NFHS Concussion Physiology Handout Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement Form Athletes CDC Fact Sheet

16 ImPACT Testing Program
Largest Normative Dataset Measures player symptoms Measures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time Reaction time measured to a 1/100th of a second Community Access – St. Luke’s Testing Program 12 schools currently enrolled 3000+ baselines

17 Additional Resources To find these materials online, please visit:
Additional Online Resources To view the Idaho Concussion Law visit:

18 Matt Kaiserman Thank You Community Relations Coordinator
St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic 111 W. State St. Boise, ID 83702 p: (208) c: (208) Concussion Clinic: (208)

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