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Concussion Guidance

There is increased awareness of concussions and their long-term effects, and the Club believes that prevention of concussions is paramount to protecting the health and safety of Participants.

  • The following observable signs may indicate a possible concussion
    • Lying motionless on the playing surface
    • Slow to get up after a direct or indirect hit to the head
    • Disorientation or confusion / inability to respond appropriately to questions
    • Blank or vacant look
    • Balance or gait difficulties, absence of regular motor coordination, stumbling, slow laboured movements
    • Facial injury after head trauma
  • A concussion may result in the following symptoms:
    • Headache or “pressure in head”
    • Balance problems or dizziness
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Drowsiness, fatigue, or low energy
    • Blurred vision
    • Sensitivity to light or noise
    • More emotional or irritable
    • “Don’t feel right”
    • Sadness, nervousness, or anxiousness
    • Neck pain
    • Difficulty remembering or concentrating
    • Feeling slowed down or “in a fog”
  • Failure to correctly answer any of these memory questions may suggest a concussion:
    • What venue are we at today?
    • What day is it?
    • What event are you participating in?
  • If a Participant demonstrates or reports any of the following red flags, an ambulance should be called immediately:
    • Neck pain or tenderness
    • Double vision
    • Weakness or tingling / burning in arms or legs
    • Severe or increasing headache
    • Seizure or convulsion
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Deteriorating conscious state
    • Repeated vomiting
    • Increasingly restless, agitated, or combative
    • Increased confusion.
  • Participants who have a suspected concussion should:
    • Seek attention from a qualified medical professional
    • Be isolated in a dark room or area and stimulus should be reduced
    • Be monitored
    • Have any cognitive, emotional, or physical changes documented
    • Not be left alone (at least for the first 1-2 hours following the occurrence of the Suspected Concussion)
    • Not drink alcohol
    • Not use recreational/prescription drugs
    • Not be sent home by themselves
    • Not drive a motor vehicle until cleared to do so by a medical professional

Adopted from guidelines provided by Curling Canada.

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