The Concussion Identification component is equivalent to the recognition component in the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.
Stakeholders identified by the school board/school (for example, school administrators, teachers, coaches, school first aiders) who have been specifically trained to identify signs and symptoms of a suspected concussion are responsible for the identification and reporting of students who demonstrate observable signs of a head injury or who report concussion symptoms. Consult the Sample Tool to Identify a Suspected Concussion.
In some instances, the stakeholder may not observe any signs, or have any symptoms reported, but because of the nature of the impact, will suspect a concussion. This suspected concussion/concussion event must be reported for 24-hour monitoring.
The Concussion Identification component includes the following:
- Initial Response for safe removal of an injured student with a suspected concussion from the activity;
- Initial Identification of a Suspected Concussion;
- Following the Initial Identification of a Suspected Concussion; and
- A Possible Concussion Event is Recognized but No Signs and/or Symptoms are Identified.