October 8th 2014: Dr. Nick Reed and Dr. Sarah Reid presented a webinar discussion on pediatric concussion and guidelines for optimal care.
Concussion is increasingly being recognized as a common and serious injury in the pediatric population. Children may take longer to recover from concussion and this recovery may have serious implications for their learning, participation in activities and sports, and overall well-being. In June 2014, the first comprehensive guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion were released by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. These guidelines were developed through a systematic review of all current literature on pediatric concussion by a group of international experts in the field. The result is a step by step "how-to" guide for health care providers, schools and families caring for children with concussion.
This is the first webinar of a series that will include:
1) An overview of concussion in children - from diagnosis through return to learn and play.
2) An introduction to the new 2014 Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion and discussion of their application in the health care setting. Subsequent webinars in 2015 will focus on their application by schools, community groups, parents and families.
Visit the CAPHC website to watch the webinar