Pediatric concussions in sports; a simple and rapid assessment tool for concussive injury in children and adults

@article{Hayden2006PediatricCI,
  title={Pediatric concussions in sports; a simple and rapid assessment tool for concussive injury in children and adults},
  author={Melanie Gephart Hayden and Rahul Jandial and H. A. Duenas and Richa Mahajan and M. Levy},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={431-435}
}
BackgroundWe established a routine protocol for concussion evaluation in athletes for nonmedical personnel. The evaluation, management guidelines, and return-to-play recommendations were summarized with a memorable mnemonic on a convenient handheld card.Materials and methodsThe ability to remember the return-to-play mnemonic and effectively apply it to corresponding guidelines was evaluated in 194 sports personnel without medical training. The participants were given three clinical scenarios… 
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