Save the Brain and Kalispell Regional Healthcare have come to consensus on concussion management strategies for youth involved in athletics.
Concussion Campaign Consensus Recommendations
Concussion Management Training
Please consider attending a training session
to learn more about concussion management. We have events open to all members of the community.
Validated Tools Recommended by Save the Brain Providers
Return to play protocol
includes six graduated steps of recovery for returning to activity after concussion. The return to play protocol should be monitored by a licensed health care provider who has been trained in concussion management.
Return to learn protocol
is recommended as a guide for successfully resuming learning after concussion. Concussed students should undergo a period of cognitive rest followed by a gradual, staged increase in cognitive activity before resuming a normal academic schedule.
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool
, 5th Edition (SCAT5 and Child SCAT5), is a standardized tool for evaluating athletes before and after injury.
(Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most widely used and scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation tool. Trained and certified clinicians using this neurocognitive assessment tool track multiple cognitive functions including attention span, working memory, sustained and selective attention time, response variability, nonverbal problem solving and reaction time. Clinicians have the ability to quantify the elements of balance before and after an injury. The test assesses all three sensory feedback systems (visual, vestibular and somatosensory).
Biodex Balance Assessment
uses the Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance. Clinicians have the ability to quantify the elements of balance before and after an injury. The test assesses all three sensory feedback systems (visual, vestibular and somatosensory).
Save the Brain Documents
Emergency Room Concussion Care
Return to Learn Plan
Return to Play Protocol
Sideline Concussion Recognition Card
Other Patient Resources