Canadian Concussion Collaborative
Our Section has been involved with the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC). The mission of the CCC is to create synergy between health organizations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions. The CMA recognizes the field of primary care sport medicine as leaders in the management of concussion.
In August 2016, the CCC released “A roadmap for developing and implementing concussion management policies and protocols in sport“, which is a resource for schools and sport organizations to help them incorporate concussion prevention and management principles.
The CCC also drafted recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada that were published in the British Journal of Sport Medicine – http://bjsm.bmj.com/
Our Section is currently working with OPHEA – Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities putting together a slide set that can be used by sport medicine physicians to assist with the education process when going into schools to educate teachers, coaches and students. OPHEA works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. The slide set is complete now that OPHEA has updated their concussion guidelines and protocols and is available on our web site to use in your local community.
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Our Section has also worked with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation on Guidelines for Pediatric Concussions. Guidelines can be found here.
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation also has Guidelines for Concussion and Persistent Symptoms which can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Concussion Survey as our Section is working with Dr. Connie Lebrun to collect some valuable information about physician knowledge in Ontario. The purpose of the study is to conduct a survey of physicians in the Province of Ontario, concerning their current knowledge level of concussions, understanding of current guidelines, and what sources of training would be optimal to encourage knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE). Two separate groups of physicians were surveyed – one through the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Section of Family Medicine/General Practice; and the other through the OMA Section on Sport and Exercise Medicine. We anticipate that the composition, knowledge and training about sport-related concussions will be different in these two groups. Dr. Lebrun would like to compare data from these groups to the results that they have already found, with a previous survey of Alberta family physicians, and family physicians in North and South Dakota. We look forward to seeing the results!
Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine
Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines (managed by Ophea)
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Think First Foundation of Canada
Play it cool
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Canadian Paediatric Society
Concussion Education for Teachers OMA OPHEA – October 2014
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Please choose the region to select a physician, in your area, who specializes in concussions.
Region 1 – Southwest Ontario
Region 2 – Niagara Region
Region 3 – Hamilton, Halton and Brant
Region 4 – Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington
Region 5 – Greater Toronto Area
Region 6 – York and Durham Region
Region 7 – Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay & Lake Simcoe
Region 8 – Kawartha and Northumberland
Region 9 – Ottawa and Surrounding Region
Region 10 – Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
Region 11 – Muskoka, Parry Sound and Algonquin Park
Region 12 – Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Ontario