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Concussion Management Protocol

As per the Nipissing - Parry Sound Catholic District School Board’s policy AS 15.2

Definitions

Concussion
A brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that can be physical (e.g. headache, dizziness), cognitive (e.g. difficulty concentrating or remembering), emotional/behavioural (e.g. depression, irritability) and/or related to sleep (e.g. drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep).
May be caused either by direct blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that transmits a force to the head that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull.
Can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness (in fact,, most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness).
Cannot be seen on X-rays, standard CT scans or MRI’s

*It is critical that a student with a suspected concussion be examined by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as possible on the same day.

Concussion Diagnosis (Process)

  1. Prevention Component
  2. Identification Component
    1. Initial Response
    2. Initial Concussion Assessment
    3. Steps To Take Following An Initial Assessment
  3. Management Procedures For A Diagnosed Concussion

Please see the Parent Fact Sheet to assist you with more information.

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NPSC Winter Newsletter Now Available(Posted:12/14/2017)

The winter edition of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board Newsletter, Schools to Believe in, is now available. Click the link below for details about what's happening in our Catholic schools and to learn more about upcoming events.

 

 

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

Learn more here: http://www.npsc.ca/support-catholic-education/