Removal from Play
is taking a young athlete out of the game when a concussion is suspected until evaluated by a licensed health care professional. It also means keeping the young person out of risky activities during treatment and recovery, not just the activity he or she was taking part in when the injury took place.
Unlike many colleges and universities, schools and club sports programs
may lack protocols and armies of athletic trainers and medical professionals to help determine when a youth needs to be removed from play. It may fall to you, as a licensed health care professional, to help prevent young athletes from going back in after sustaining a concussion. Young people in your care will need your assistance to help manage their concussion symptoms.