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Guidelines for Concussion

On September 24th 2013 the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation released the updated Second Edition of the Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms.

These were developed to enable health care practitioners to effectively diagnose and manage concussion/mTBI in adults (over the age of 18).

The guidelines will help practitioners treat symptoms that persist over time.

The guidelines can be viewed or downloaded in either complete form, in clinical version, or in section modules.

Section Modules:

For your ease of access, ONF have broken up the guidelines into twelve section modules. These modules can be viewed or downloaded below as required.

  • Diagnosis/Assessment of Concussion/mTBI
  • Management of Concussion/mTBI
  • Sports-related Concussion/mTBI
  • General Recommendations Regarding Diagnosis/Assessment of Persistent Symptoms
  • General Recommendations Regarding Management of Persistent Symptoms
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Persistent Sleep/Wake Disturbanes
  • Persistent Mental Health Disorders
  • Persistent Cognitive Difficulties
  • Persistent Vestibular (Balance/Dizziness) & Vision Dysfunction
  • Persistent Fatigue
  • Return-To-Activity/Work/School Considerations

See the complete list of guidelines and resources for more information.

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