ONF has created patient resources from our guidelines and standards so that patients and families can better understand how to navigate through the healthcare system and manage their care after experiencing a concussion/mTBI. A patient version of the INESSS-ONF Guideline is in development for patients and families managing moderate to severe brain injury, the patient version is pending 2020 release.
Concussion Information for Patients and Families Booklet
The Concussion Information for Patients and Families booklet is based on the Standards for Post-Concussion Care. This booklet has received broad stakeholder input, is user-friendly, easy to read, and has the information patients and families need to navigate through the healthcare system after experiencing a concussion at any age. Patients and families who read this booklet will be better equipped on getting the right care, at the right time, from the right provider. This booklet will also help patients ask the best questions around how their care is delivered. To read the booklet, visit: concussionsontario
Patient Version of the Guideline for Concussion/mTBI and Persistent Symptoms
The Patient Version of the Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms was created to help adults and their families better manage concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The guideline can be used by patients to streamline communication with healthcare providers about their care. This easy-to-read guideline covers getting a diagnosis, managing symptoms in the early phase (acute) and management in the longer recovery phase (persistent symptoms). It is based on quality evidence-based research, the expertise of healthcare providers and the input of patients. To read the booklet, visit: braininjuryguidelines