DBC Concussion Protocol

Browse the document links below to better understand the DBC Concussion Protocol.

Adapted from: Parachute. Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport. www.parachute.ca/concussion

Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) has developed the DBC Concussion Protocol to help guide the management of athletes who may have a suspected concussion as a result of participation in dragon boat activities.

Purpose
This protocol covers the recognition, medical diagnosis, and management of sport participants who may sustain a suspected concussion during a sport activity. It aims to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care and proper management to allow them to return back to their sport safely. This protocol may not address every possible clinical scenario that can occur during sport-related activities but includes critical elements based on the latest evidence and current expert
consensus.

Who should use this protocol?
This protocol is intended for use by all individuals who interact with athletes inside and outside the context of organized sports activity (school and non-school based), including athletes, parents, coaches,
officials, teachers, trainers, and licensed healthcare professionals.

For a summary of the DBC Concussion Protocol please refer to the DBC Sport Concussion Pathway figure at the end of the document linked below.

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