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STEP 3: SYMPTOMS • Headache • • Blurred vision • More emotional • Difficulty concentrating “Pressure in head” • Sensitivity to light • More Irritable • Balance problems • • Sadness • Nausea or vomiting Sensitivity to noise • Difficulty remembering • • • Drowsiness Fatigue or low energy Nervous or anxious • Feeling slowed down Dizziness “Don’t feel right” • • • Neck Pain • Feeling like “in a fog“ STEP 4: MEMORY ASSESSMENT (IN ATHLETES OLDER THAN 12 YEARS) Failure to answer any of these questions (modified appropriately for each sport) correctly may suggest a concussion: • “What venue are we at today?” • “What team did you play last week/game?” • “Which half is it now?” • • “Who scored last in this game?” “Did your team win the last game?” Athletes with suspected concussion should: • Not be left alone initially (at least for the first 1-2 hours). • Not drink alcohol. • Not use recreational/ prescription drugs. • Not be sent home by themselves. They need to be with a responsible adult. • Not drive a motor vehicle until cleared to do so by a healthcare professional. The CRT5 may be freely copied in its current form for distribution to individuals, teams, groups and organisations. Any revision and any reproduction in a digital form requires approval by the Concussion in Sport Group. It should not be altered in any way, rebranded or sold for commercial gain. ANY ATHLETE WITH A SUSPECTED CONCUSSION SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM PRACTICE OR PLAY AND SHOULD NOT RETURN TO ACTIVITY UNTIL ASSESSED MEDICALLY, EVEN IF THE SYMPTOMS RESOLVE © Concussion in Sport Group 2017 Davis GA, et al. Br J Sports Med 2017; 0:1. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097508CRT5 Revista de Medicina Desportiva informa janeiro 2019 · 11