Tools for Healthcare Professionals
Concussions are considered the "invisible" injury, since they do not show up on medical imaging tests such as x-rays or CT scans. But they are also considered "invisible" because their effects are often misunderstood. The following resources are designed to help physicians, nurses, students and other healthcare professionals understand and navigate the sometimes difficult process of recovery from concussion.
- Concussion Guidelines for Physicians
- Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
- Sport Concussion Assessment Tool- 3rd Edition (SCAT 3TM) for Medical Professionals
Concussion PowerPoint Presentations
Dr. Charles Tator, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto assisted by Dr. Matt Burke, identified a need for presentations and materials for medical and nursing students on the concussion spectrum of conditions. The presentations they developed are a valuable concussion resource for students as well as physicians and nurses. You can download these materials below.
Physicians and Medical Students
- What Physicians need to know about concussions- A Presentation for Medical Students (PowerPoint - 50 MB)
- What Physicians need to know about concussions- A Presentation for Medical Students with Lecture Notes (PowerPoint - 20 MB)
- Instructions for concussion presentations for medical students (MS Word)