04.09.2015

SMA’s new Concussion Position Statement

Sports Medicine Australia is proud to release it official position statement for Concussion. The purpose of the position statement is to provide an evidence-based, best practice summary to assist SMA members, coaches, parents, officials and administrators to recognise and manage sport-related concussion.

Click to download SMA’s Concussion Position Statement

Concussion is a brain injury and is defined as a complex physiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Concussion may be caused by either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, neck or body causing an impulsive force transmitted to the head.

It is important that all first aid personnel are aware of how to recognise and safely manage concussion.