Recognise, Remove, and Refer: Protecting Players and Managing Concussion in Adult and Children Athletes

Sep 17 2021

There’s no doubt that Australia is a sports-loving nation.
However with this love of sport comes a growing concern with the number of reported sports-related concussions and the potential complications with athletes of all levels, from professionals to kids playing weekend sport.

When managed appropriately, most concussion symptoms resolve spontaneously, but complications can occur when concussion signs and symptoms are not recognised.

Clinical neuropsychologist and researcher Associate Professor Andrew Gardner and former Australian Rugby League star Martin Lang provide some great evidence-based advice on:

  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of concussion;
  • Discuss the importance of immediately removing an athlete from play;
  • The management, and medical follow-up process, as well as the graduated return to play.

Watch the seminar in the video above.

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