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Concussion


 

How to recognise a concussion

 

If any of the following signs are suspected, the player should be immediately removed from play :

 

  Dazed look

 

  Motionless

 

  Unsteady

 

  Unresponsive

 

  Confused

 

  Seizure

 

  Clutching head

 

  Heightened irritability or emotion

 

 

IF IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT

 

Immediate management

 

Anyone with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from play in a safe manner.

 

They must not return to activity that day.

 

If a neck injury is suspected, they should only be removed by a healthcare professional.

 

In all cases of suspected concussion we recommend you seek medical advice early via your GP or NHS24 111.

 

Return to sport, once symptom free, should be graduated. Please refer to Scottish Concussion Guidance for more information.

 

If any of the below suspected please ensure they are urgently taken to hospital :

 

  Severe neck pain

 

  Deteriorating consciousness

 

  Increasing confusion or irritability

 

  Severe or increasing headache

 

  Repeated vomiting

 

  Unusual behaviour change

 

  Seizure

 

  Double vision

 

  Weakness or tingling / burning in arms or legs

 

 

Symptoms of concussion

 

  Headache

 

  Dizziness

 

  Confusion

 

  Visual problems

 

  Nausea or vomiting

 

  Fatigue

 

  Drowsiness

 

  Pressure in head

 

  Sensitivity to light or noise

 

 

Questions to ask

 

  Where are we now?

 

  What time of day is it?

 

  How did you get here today?

 

  Where were you on this day last week?

 

 

For more information please visit :

 

  www.sportscotland.org.uk/concussion

 

                              

 

 

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