First Pediatric Concussion Living Guideline from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has issued the first Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion. This is targeted for health care providers to provide the most up to date recommendations on helping children and adolescents returning to their everyday life, post concussion.

There are 22 tools, and a range of recommendations. This practice guideline will be continually updated, and is digitally available for those who can use it. This replaces the 2014 ONF Guidelines.

Developed by an expert panel facilitated and funded by the ONF, including CONNECT’s Dr. Nick Reed (Adjunct Scientist Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Associate Professor University of Toronto), and Dr. Roger Zemek (Senior Scientist CHEO Research Institute, and Professor University of Ottawa). The panel includes over 50 experts in childhood and adolescent concussion from Canada and the US. From a wide variety of clinical disciplines.

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