Mission StatementOur mission is to promote the sport of field hockey in the town of Trumbull. Our goal is to teach the fundamental skills of field hockey, introduce team concepts and strategies and encourage sportsmanship in a fun and safe environment
Following an injury, if the athlete is not stable, an ambulance should be called for safe transport to the emergency room.
If the athlete is stable, then the parent should contact their child's physician and follow their doctor's emergency protocol. If their doctor cannot see them emergently, then the child should be evaluated in the emergency room.
After the child has been seen emergently, they should then be seen by a physician with experience in concussion management including neurocognitive screening (eg. ImPACT testing), ideally by the third day post-injury. If their physician does not offer this, the child can come to ReBound at PediCare and the doctors will manage their care as consultants (including Rest at Home, Return to School and Return to Play, etc) and will send all records to their private doctor to keep them informed.
Rest (individualized management determined by health care professional)
Return to normal activities when medically ready
Players will be allowed to return to play only with permission from an appropriate health care professional. (Because not all health care professionals are experienced in concussion management, we would suggest a more objective and standardized documentation of the athlete’s recovery before return to play. Ideally, ImPACT scores that remain at baseline after the “5 Stages RTP” evaluation demonstrate that the athlete is ready for return to sports.) The note from the latter should be given to the player’s coach who will forward it to me.