What is Concussion Check?Concussion Check is a standardized, three-step protocol that can be used by individuals without medical training to identify the signs and symptoms of concussion. The protocol was created to protect youth athletes by empowering parents to make informed decisions about removing young athletes from play when a trained medical professional is not available. Concussion Check is like a three-legged stool: if one leg is broken, the stool falls. If a young athlete fails any one of the three steps, they should be removed from play immediately and further evaluated by a medical professional.
If the athlete fails any of the steps, the athlete must be removed
from play until cleared by a medical professional.
Step 1Recognize and Remove
Watch for concerning hits or signs of concussionIf signs of a concussion are observed or symptoms are reported, the athlete must be removed from play until cleared by a medical professional.
Step 2Memory Assessment
Ask Orientation Questions
- Where are we?
- Is it before lunch or after lunch?
- Is this a practice or a game?
- What is your coach’s name?
King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic
Administer King-Devick TestIf the athlete has a prolonged test time compared to baseline or any uncorrected errors, the athlete must be removed from play until cleared by a medical professional.
- Mayo Clinic Concussion Check Protocol
- Mayo Clinic Concussion Educational Videos
- King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic
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