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concussion-toolkit-biavt2This toolkit is designed to aid school administrators, athletic directors, nurses, coaches and others with a comprehensive concussion management plan. Because each individual school situation is unique, different parts of the plan can be adapted to the school but the basic concepts of an overall plan will be the same. If you have any questions or concerns about this toolkit please click the following link to Contact the Brain Injury Association of VT.  

Vermont School Concussion Management Toolkit Table of Contents

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  1. Acknowledgement of School Concussion Task Force
  2. Introduction – Brief Background
  3. How to implement – Overview of a concussion management plan
  4. Executive Summary of Vermont Law
    Vermont Law
  5. Education Resources for Coaches, Officials, Faculty, Athletes and Parents
    Vermont Law requires coaches training every 2 years
        *See Section 10 for additional web based training resources
    • Vermont Law requires parents and athletes be educated annually - Sample acknowledgment form
  6. Sample Action Plan – Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Play (RTP)
    Vermont Law requires an Action Plan with 4 components:
    a) School must designate an individual who make the initial decision to remove a student athlete from play when it is suspected the athlete may have suffered a concussion;
    b) School must outline the steps required before a student athlete can return to athletic or learning activity;
    c) School must designate an individual who will make the final decision regarding the student’s return to athletic activity; and
    d) School must designate the responsibility for informing parents/guardians if a student athlete sustained a concussion.

    Best Practice RTL and RTP forms and tools
    – Best practice is one that uses the most up to date scientific evidence and recommendations for concussion care. Using these ensures that a concussed athlete gets the best care possible.

  7. Return to learn/academics (RTL) program
    Student brochure
    Parent brochure
    Sample letter from school to parent
    Return to Learn Protocol
    Learning Accommodations Checklist
    Your Student Has A Concussion information form for teachers
  8. Return to play (RTP)
    Standard RTP guidelines
    Concussion on-the-Field Management Plan (flowchart/algorithm) for coaches
    Return to Play Protocol and forms
    Sports Specific RTP Documents
    Sports specific RTP videos
  9. Reduce the Risk of Concussions
    Techniques that reduce the potential for concussions
  10. Resources
    General Resources
    Educational Resources
    Health Care Professionals
    • Vermont Department of Health Concussion Link