Concussion Management Plan Checklist Share Pre-Season To-dos Develop policies and protocols to protect athletes All participants will undergo baseline testing Medical staff will have unchallengeable authority to determine removal and return-to-play of injured participants Leave of absence guidelines for participants recovering from injury Develop processes for Return to Play and Return to Learn Suspected injured athletes can only return with medical clearance Policies, procedures and resources should be developed to return injured students to the classroom Educate coaches, parents and athletes Documented training of coaches and other athletic staff on the symptoms and treatment of concussions Documented education for participants and/or parents regarding the nature and risks of concussions and the importance of reporting signs and symptoms to medical staff Conduct annual baseline testing prior to participation In-Season To-dos Remove all athletes when concussion is suspected Athletes’ symptoms will be compared to baseline testing Athletes with suspected head injuries will not participate for at least the remainder of the day Assure appropriate medical treatment Any participant who is suspected of a head injury must receive medical clearance Team medical staff must be trained in proper treatment of suspected head injuries Category Education © 2024 GuideOne Insurance. GuideOne® is the registered trademark of the GuideOne Insurance Company. All rights reserved. This material is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give specific legal or risk management advice, nor are any suggested checklists or action plans intended to include or address all possible risk management exposures or solutions. You are encouraged to retain your own expert consultants and legal advisors in order to develop a risk management plan specific to your own activities.