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1 Matt Kaiserman St. Lukes Concussion Clinic Community Relations Coordinator October 5, 2012

2 St. Lukes Concussion Clinic


4 National Legislative Climate

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, ATs 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 Educational Outreach RFP/RTP Protocols Parent Acknowledgement of Risk HB 632 – In Comparison

8 School Compliance – A Quick Start Guide Draft Protocol Parent/Athlete meeting Cognitive Baseline Testing (Optional) Biannual Concussion Training for ATCs/Coaches Removal from Play Protocol Coaches & non-clinical staff ATCs & 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 athletes parent, guardian or coach. Establish baselines using other cognitive tests such as BESS, SAC, etc. At least once in an athletes junior high and high school career.

11 Biannual Training of ATCs & Coaches 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 Print certificate of completion and keep on file

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 Symptom awareness Emergency protocols Injury Evaluation Proper communication channels 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 athletes 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. Lukes 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 1/100 th of a second Community Access – St. Lukes Testing Program 12 schools currently enrolled baselines

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

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

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