When a student receives a jarring impact to the head, face or neck, or elsewhere on the body, an impulsive force is transmitted to the head and a concussion may be suspected. Staff are mandated to follow the Ophea Safety Guidelines "Tool to Identify a Suspected Concussion" (C-2 form).
Should any signs or symptoms be reported, the revised protocol indicates that parents/guardians must pick up their child and a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner is required.
Prior to returning to school, the parent/guardian must inform the principal of the results of the medical assessment by returning the "Documentation of Medical Assessment" form (C-3).
Should no signs or symptoms be reported, parents/guardians will still be notified and asked to monitor their child for 24 hours, returning the C-2 form to indicate the results of the monitoring.
*These changes to the duty and standard of care related to impact to the head have been made as a result of research on concussions and with the goal of ensuring the safety of all children.*
The LDCSB concussion protocol can be found on the Board website (www.ldcsb.ca) under the "Students" tab. Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the main office.