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Concussion is “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces.” Concussion results from acceleration and deceleration forces which may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an 'impulsive' force transmitted to the head.

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Bottom Line: The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (Child SCAT5)

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Davis GA, Purcell L, Schneider KJ, Yeates KO, Gioia GA, Anderson V, Ellenboge...

The Child SCAT5 is a standardized tool for evaluating concussions designed for use by physicians and licensed healthcare professionals. The Child SCAT5 is to be used for evaluating Children aged 5 to 12 years. For athletes aged 13 years and older, please use the SCAT5.

Bottom Line: The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition (SCAT5)

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Echemendia RJ, Meeuwisse W, McCrory P, Davis GA, Putukian M, Leddy J, Makdiss...

The SCAT5 is a standardized tool for evaluating concussions designed for use by physicians and licensed healthcare professionals. The SCAT5 is to be used for evaluating athletes aged 13 years and older. For children aged 12 years or younger, please use the Child SCAT5.

Bottom Line: Management of Acute Symptoms Algorithm

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Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

This document is intended to guide health care professionals in diagnosing and managing pediatric concussion. See Page 48 of this document for the Management of Acute Symptoms Algorithm (Tool 2.1).

Bottom Line: Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE): Physician/Clinician Office Version

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Goia G, Collins M

The ACE is intended to provide an evidence-based clinical protocol to conduct an initial evaluation and diagnosis of patients (both children and adults) with known or suspected mild traumatic brain injury.