Concussion/ Safe Return to Play Program
Updated on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Quinte Red Devils Hockey Association has implemented a strict Concussion / Safe Return to Play Program for all teams and players within the organization. At the beginning of the season, all players are required to complete the ImPACT Baseline Test. The ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most widely used computerized concussion evaluation system which helps to determine how well a brain is functioning. The ImPACT Test provides information such as memory, speed, concentration and reaction time which has been shown effective in the diagnosis and management of concussions. If a concussion is suspected throughout the season, the baseline report will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPACT Test. The ImPACT Test is the only concussion test that is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as being valid.
When a Team Trainer suspects a concussion, Quinte’s Head Trainer Jackie Jarrell will work with the Team Trainer and injured player to be sure the proper Return-To-Play protocol is followed. Every player who has a suspected head injury MUST BE CLEARED BY a MEDICAL DOCTOR before returning to play.
If players are unable to see their family physician within a reasonable amount of time, Dr. Elias Maraghi (Association Doctor) will see Quinte Red Devil players. After a concussion is diagnosed, players are then required to complete the ImPACT Post-Injury Test. This test is coordinated and supervised by Quinte’s Head Trainer Jackie Jarrell. The player then takes their testing results to a family physician or Dr. Elias Maraghi which is used as part of their medical assessment for return to play.
Jackie Jarrell- [email protected]
Other Forms and Resources...
1. Quinte Red Devils Safe Return to Play Program <<< Click Here to Download >>>
(This form is signed by Parents and athletes before the start of the season)
2. Hockey Canada Return to Play Guidelines <Click Here to Download >
(These are the guidelines accepted by Hockey Canada and OMHA for players returning from injuries.)
3. Concussion Card < Click Here to Download >
(This document is a valuable resource for parents, athletes, trainers and coaches providing valuable information related to concussions.)