Spruce Mountain High School
Concussion Management Protocol
1. Athletes participating in contact and collision sports will be administered a baseline neurocognitive exam. At this time, Spruce Mountain High School will be utilizing ImPACT for both baseline testing and a post-concussive tool for return to play.
2. Any athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion will not return to play that day.
3. Parents of any athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion will be notified by attending athletic trainer or coach.
4. Any athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion will be referred to a physician, preferably an ImPACT familiar physician.
5. Once asymptomatic and when neurocognitive scores return to normal, the athlete will begin a graduated return-to-play protocol.* (See below)
6. Athlete will be cleared by physician for return to full athletic participation.
7. The RSU 73 Procedures for Management of Sports-Related Concussion will be used to define the roles and procedures of school staff.
Graduated Return to Play Protocol
1. No activity
2. Light aerobic exercise; intensity below 70 percent; no resistance training
3. Sport-specific exercise: Running or skating drills; no head impact drills
4. Non-contact training drills: Progression to more complex training drills; may start resistance training
5. Full-contact practice: Following physician clearance, participate in normal training
6. Return to play: Normal game play