Consensus statement on concussion in sport, with new resources
The new International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, along with updated new concussion resources, were publicly released in April 2017. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the statement is primarily for use by physicians and healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of injured athletes.
It is a result of the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, October 2016, and revises and updates earlier recommendations developed following the 1st (Vienna 2001), 2nd (Prague, 2004), 3rd (Zurich, 2008) and 4th (Zurich, 2012) international conferences.
Updated, new resources include the Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (CRT5), the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool V5 (SCAT5) and the Child SCAT5 for children ages five to 12 years. The authors encourage readers to copy and distribute freely all these documents but to do so without altering them or converting them to a digital format