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
The Patient Version of the INESSS-ONF Guideline for the Rehabilitation of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI was released in January 2020. his 15-page handbook describes the rehabilitation of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury and includes links to helpful resources for patients and their families. This document is based directly on the clinical practice guideline and was created with input from experts and people with lived experience. To download or read the handbook, visit: braininjuryguidelines
Our Concussion Health Care and Treatment (CHaT) Videos give a brief and general overview of the different types of health care providers involved in post-concussion care. They are based on ONF’s Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Prolonged Symptoms , 3rd Edition for Adults 18+ years (2018) and Standards for Post-Concussion Care (2017). By watching these videos, you will learn more about what each provider does, which symptoms a provider with their training can help you manage, and what other health care professionals they work with and/or refer to.
The complete video library and other resources are hosted on our Concussions Ontario site.