Concussion Management for Schools

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body, that disrupt the way the brain normally works. All concussions are serious and continuing to play with a concussion can make the head injury worse. Schools play a key role in recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur.

Zackery Lystedt Law

In 2009 the Washington State Legislature passed the Zackery Lystedt Law, which requires policies for the management of concussion and head injury in youth sports.

School District Requirements

More Resources

Concussion Management Guidelines, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association

Heads Up, CDC – The CDC offers coaches, parents, athletes, teachers, school nurses, and health care providers information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.