Standards for Post-Concussion Care
Right Care, Right Time, Right Provider
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) has moved to fill a gap and support people in Ontario after concussion with the release of “Standards for Post-Concussion Care”. These standards were developed with the involvement and expertise of over 65 experts, including people who had dealt with persistent symptoms following concussion.
The standards offer 15 criteria and several tools and resources to guide healthcare providers and interdisciplinary clinics in processes used to provide care. A patient and family version has been developed to provide information on getting the right care, at the right time, from the right provider. These criteria will also help patients ask the best questions around how their care is delivered.
Educational strategies are being planned for implementation with patients/families and primary care providers as the first target audiences. ONF continues to get the message out on the importance of the standards to other audiences as well, including to concussion clinics.
The Standards can be found at http://concussionsontario.org/