This information has been gathered from external sources to provide information to Ontarians about concussions. This includes information on how to prevent concussions; identify when they occur; and manage and treat them properly.
The SCAT3 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used in athletes aged from 13 years and older. it supersedes the original SCAT and the SCAT2 published in 2005 and 2009, respectively. The SCAT3 is a screening evaluation tool designed for use only by qualified first responders or medical professionals. The SCAT3 score does not independently determine the diagnosis of a concussion, nor does it independently determine the injured athlete’s recovery or return to play status. Such determination can only be made by a medical professional who has experience in the treatment of sport concussion.
The Sport Concussion Library offers a wealth of information on the topic of sport concussion. It has information for all audiences, including
- Coaches and First Responders (Therapists/Trainers)
- Educational Institutions