The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation released guidelines to help inform parents when you suspect a pediatric concussion.
The purpose of the guidelines is to inform dads and moms so they can provide the best care to their children/adolescents who have had a concussion.
Pediatric concussions can cause traumatic brain injury, which does at times result in death, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta.
In 2013, at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia alone, the hospital saw more than 12,800 concussion visits through its emergency department, primary care and specialty care network.
“These Canadian guidelines are a great blueprint to help healthcare professionals provide standardized concussion care to children, which has been a major emphasis of our multidisciplinary concussion team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Christina Master, MD, pediatric sports medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a national leader in the field of pediatric concussion, which is committed to improving awareness. “We know firsthand the variability of pediatric concussion, and the need for a multifaceted care approach that recognizes each child’s concussion is unique and can differ greatly from adult concussion.”