If you still need an Impact (concussion) baseline test accomplished…
This is mandatory for all JP student-athletes as they enter into sports for their first season. Those needing updates would include older athletes, having either had a concussion in the past year or those whom are juniors/ seniors in contact sports of lacrosse, soccer. Updates for returning varsity baseball and softball players is highly recommended.
Before attending the Impact test session, you will need to review the educational PowerPoint about concussion injury with a parent, then print & complete the consent form. The presentation is found online at www.johnpaulathletics.org under the Files tab.
Whenever a head injury is suspected, the athlete should report the concern and seek a medical evaluation with the JP athletic trainer immediately. A proper medical evaluation is necessary to appropriately determine next steps. Details will need to be appropriately communicated in a timely manner. We have a process, so it's best to start with the AT and school nurse right away. The school nurse, athletic trainer and guidance counselor are engaged to facilitate various aspects of the recovery plan. A student-athlete's teachers and coaches become need to know personnel at our school given unique details that can vary, so parents and student-athletes should plan on multiple conversations and interactions.
As a reminder, if the injury instance occurs at an away game the athlete/ parent/ coach are encouraged to get in contact with the JP Athletic Trainer as immediately as feasible (at least within 48 hours) and plan to provide an update along with any written instructions that may have been received if a physician provider got involved. The schools we compete against may have an athletic trainer onsite and may have offered care and communications that will need sharing as well.