Who is this for: TMS, Coaches, Parents/Guardians
BC Elite Hockey uses HEADCHECK's Enhanced Care Program which includes the following:
1. A designated concussion specialist who oversees a guided recovery protocol for team medical staff to follow
2. Unlimited visits and consultations with a designated physician for concussive injuries at no additional cost.
3. Proactive collaboration with team, league, school, parents, therapists, and trainers
Concussions are scary, but the good news is that most individuals will be able to recover and resume their normal activities in approximately 7-14 days (on average) following a concussion if they receive proper care. It's critical to remove the athlete from play as soon as a suspected concussion occurs and so they can be checked for a concussion by a medical doctor as soon as possible. With HEADCHECK's Enhanced Care option, every athlete can receive care regardless of their location and whether they have access to a clinician or not to return to play safely.
If you are the team trainer, use the HEADCHECK app to report a suspected concussion. This will also notify support ATs and Dr. Jasinovic so that they can help guide the next steps via the HEADCHECK platform. If you are a parent/guardian, Dr. Jasinovic may reach out directly to you or your child to follow up about the injury. If the athlete is diagnosed with a concussion, Dr. Jasinovic will oversee the recovery and medical clearance for the athlete. Until then, the athlete must not return to play. If an external clinician is involved (family doctor, specialist, therapist, or medical clinician), inform Dr. Jasinovic so that this can be taken into consideration. Final clearance to play must come from Dr. Jasinovic.
Please see the attached 2022-2023 BCEHL Concussion Protocol flow chart.