Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

The Policy

What it does

Guides clinical practice and develops previous understanding surrounding sports-related concussions.

Synopsis

The Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport is the fifth iteration of a non-binding guidance document intended to guide clinical practice and develop the current understanding surrounding sports-related concussions (SRC). The Consensus Statement offers recommendations about recognizing SRC, removing players demonstrating SRC, re-evaluating players with SRC, how long players with SRC should rest, rehabilitating players with SRC, referring players with SRC to higher care, when to allow players with SRC to return to sports, and reducing future risk of SRC.

Context

The Science


The Debate