Concussion Awareness and Management - Medical Team

The Medical Team includes the healthcare provider/s who will diagnose concussion, assess for complications, consult with the school and home teams throughout the return-to-learn and return-to-play process.The following content may be especially relevant to members of the Medical Team; however, you may wish to review content available on the other team pages as well.


References for Concussion Management

CDC Prevention Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children PDF

2018 Iowa Concussion Law  PDF

Iowa's Return to Play Protocol (chapter 54)

Brain Injury Association of America's Return to Learn Protocol 

Educational Videos

HEADS UP to Clinicians Course (from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics) is a free online training.  You can earn 2.0 CE credits through AAP.

Handouts and Forms

Provider Tools

Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Form - Emergency Department version  PDF

Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Form - Physician/clinician office version  PDF

CDC mTBI diagnosis and management checklist (for use with children 18 years and younger) PDF

CDC mTBI At A Glance: Diagnosis PDF

CDC mTBI At A Glance: Prognosis PDF

CDC mTBI At A Glance: Treatment PDF

Letter to schools to be filled in by healthcare providers (from CDC) PDF

Patient/Family Education materials

CDC mTBI discharge instruction sheet PDF

CDC mTBI symptom-based recovery tips PDF

Concussion Symptom Checklist  PDF

Lista de Verification de Signos y Sintomas de una Conmocion Cerebral (Concussion Symptom Checklist in Spanish) PDF

Other Information

HeadStrong Concussion Insurance program (free concussion insurance for IHSAA covered student athletes)

HeadStrong Concussion Insurance program (free concussion insurance for IGHSAU covered student athletes)