Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Government Releases Guideline on Concussions in Sport

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Government Releases Guideline on Concussions in Sport

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Government releases guidelines on concussions

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WINNIPEG - The federal government has issued guidelines on concussions in sports to help with decisions on diagnosis management and treatment.

The guideline released on Friday, and developed by Parachute Canada, is intended to ensure that athletes receive appropriate care if there's a potential concussion.

Seven areas are addressed in the guideline including: pre-season education, head injury recognition, on site medical assessment, medical assessment, concussion management, multidisciplinary concussion care and return to sport.

Health Minister Jane Philpott and Sport Minister Carla Qualtrough said in a statement that the guide is meant to help anyone that interacts with athletes, ranging from coaches to health care professionals. …

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