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HEAD TRAUMA - TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - CONCUSSION INFORMATION

  • Concussions are a brain injury caused by trauma (hit or fall to the head or whiplash) that causes an impairment
  • The impairment can be temporally of permanent.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (CDC LINK)
  • The student-athlete can have any of the following symptoms (see Mandatory Concussion Statement below) or visit CDC on TBI Symptoms
  • More information about concussion can be found on the NCHSAA website under Health & Safety - look under "For Parents & Students"

GFELLER-WALLER CONCUSSION ACT

  • Any student-athlete who is suspected of having head trauma which could be considered a concussion will be removed from participation until a proper medical evaluation can be performed. Students MUST be evaluated by a Student-athletes MUST be evaluated and cleared by a Licensed Health Care Providers (LHCP) which is required by the NCHSAA. The LHCP should have expertise and training in concussion management. LHCPs include the following individuals: Licensed Physician (MD/DO), Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Licensed Physician Assistant (PA), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Licensed  Neuropsychologist. 
  • More Information regarding and recommendations by the LHCP can be accessed with the link below and all forms would need to be returned on the athletic trainer. 
  • Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act 
  • More information about concussion can be found on the NCHSAA website under Health & Safety - look under "For Parents & Students"

CONCUSSIONS AND ATHLETICS

  • Any student-athlete who suffers head trauma (concussion) will be required to have the appropriate paperwork before returning to CHS sports. Student-athletes MUST be evaluated and cleared by a Licensed Health Care Providers (LHCP) which is required by the NCHSAA. The LHCP should have expertise and training in concussion management. LHCPs include the following individuals: Licensed Physician (MD/DO), Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT), Licensed Physician Assistant (PA), Licensed Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Licensed Neuropsychologist. 
  • ALL FORMS for head injuries can be found on the NCHSAA website under Health & Safety under "Concussion Awareness" - scroll down to "During Season Forms" include:
    • Concussion Injury History
    • Licensed Health Care Provider Concussion Evaluation Recommendation
    • Licensed Health Care Provider Return to Learn Recommendations
    • Return to Play Protocol
    • Return to Play Form
  • All forms will be returned to the school's athletic trainer to clear the student-athlete for CHS participation regardless if its a CHS or Non-CHS injury. The school's athletic trainer will review all forms before the student-athlete is cleared to participate.

CONCUSSIONS AND ACADEMICS

  • Please understand that a student-athlete who has experienced a TBI or Concussion may have difficult in the classroom. Cognitive work may cause symptoms to worsen and therefore cognitive rest should occur. Basically the student-athlete should limit or alter their academic workload. Please consult a LHCP and CHS school counselor regarding classroom academic recommendations and a possible academic plan. The LHCP who evaluates and treats the athlete for a head injury (concussion) should complete a return to learn recommendations form and submit it to CHS councilors. 
  • See link ABOVE (in Concussions & Athletics) for Return to Learn Recommendations Form located in the NCHSAA website. 
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