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STEP 3: SYMPTOMS
Blurred vision • More emotional
“Pressure in head” • Sensitivity to light • More Irritable
• Balance problems • • Sadness
• Nausea or
to noise • Difficulty
• • • Drowsiness Fatigue or
low energy Nervous or
anxious • Feeling slowed
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
• “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
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
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