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Evidence to Improve Care

Concussion

Care in All Settings



This quality standard addresses care for children age 5 years and older, adolescents, and adults with a concussion. Concussion is also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury. This quality standard includes all settings in which concussion care is provided, including primary care, emergency departments, outpatient care, rehabilitation, and concussion clinics.

The scope of this quality standard includes all causes of concussion (sports and non-sports) and it applies to all health care providers. This quality standard addresses the assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute concussion and persistent or prolonged post-concussion symptoms.


We want to hear from you.

People with a concussion, their families, and health care providers have partnered together on this draft quality standard and its associated patient conversation guide to define what quality care looks like. Your opinion is very important to us as we strive to create a helpful product.


Read the quality standard and patient conversation guide and let us know what you think using the purple button below. We appreciate your feedback.


Date posted: January 6, 2020
Closing date for feedback: January 27, 2020

Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus

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Patient Conversation Guide

If you have a concussion: Know what to ask for in your care

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Health Quality Ontario thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:


Carol DeMatteo (co-chair)
Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University


Carmela Tartaglia (co-chair)
Neurologist, University Health Network


Meaghan Adams
Physiotherapist; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute & York University


Shannon Bauman
Primary Care Sports Physician; Medical Director, Clinical Lead, Concussion North


Mark Bayley
Medical Director, Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network


Trudy Blugerman
Lived Experience Advisor


Greg Carfagnini
Physician, ACES Medical Group and Norwest Community Health Centre


Kevin D’Angelo
Sports Specialist Chiropractor; Secretary, Board of Directors, Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada


Andrew Everett
Family Physician, Home Street Family Practice


Kristian Goulet
Pediatrician; Medical Director, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Concussion Clinic


Michael Harnadek
Clinical Neuropsychologist, London Health Sciences Centre


Shannon Kenrick-Rochon
Nurse Practitioner, SKR Nursing Professional Corporation


Erin Kohlmetz
Registered Nurse, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital


Katherine Lambraki
Lived Experience Advisor


Veronica Pepper
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Acquired Brain Injury Service & System Navigator, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Network


Alyssa Prangley
Lived Experience Advisor; Occupational Therapy Student, McMaster University


Michael Robinson
Athletic Therapist, Researcher, Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, Western University


Abraham Snaiderman
Neuropsychiatrist; Director, Neuropsychiatry, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network


Jennifer Thompson
Emergency Medicine Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University


Karen Vanderbrug
Occupational Therapist, Georgian Bay Family Health Team


Penny Welch-West
Speech-Language Pathologist, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care


For more information, contact QualityStandards@HQOntario.ca.

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