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District Office: 89 Midland Drive  |  Norwich, NY 13815 | P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652
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Norwich City School District Concussion Management and Awareness
Student / Athlete
  • Reports signs and/or symptoms to coach, trainer, PE teacher, nurse, parent, guardian, or other adult
  • Cooperates with removal from play & eval by each coach/trainer/nurse/physician 
  • Participates in evaluation by coach/trainer/nurse or physician 
  • Provides medical evaluation information to school nurse 
  • Cooperates with graded return to play 
  • Reports return of any symptoms to coach, trainer, PE teacher, nurse, parent, guardian, or other adult
Coach / Trainer / PE Teacher
  • Observe for concussion signs/symptoms. If present, remove student from play
  • Perform sideline eval or send for school nurse
  • Report all injuries that occur in athletics or PE to school nurse
  • Initiates graded return to play, when student is symptom-free and cleared by a physician
  • Monitors and documents return to play progress
  • Reports student's symptoms (if recurring) to school, nurse, athletic director, family
School Nurse
  • Case Manager for concussion/injury
  • Communicates physicians' orders to AD, school athletic trainer, counselor
  • Regular concussion assessment of student as needed
  • Communicates with evaluating physician
  • Clears students for return to activities if no concussion diagnosis or when cleared by physician
Family
  • Communicates prior history of head injuries to school nurse 
  • Reports concussion signs/symptoms to nurse 
  • Takes student for eval by physician if there are signs/symptoms of a concussion 
  • Forwards medical eval by physician to nurse 
  • Communicates with school nurse as symptoms change/resolve
Administrator, Counselor, Teacher
  • Meets with family to create academic modification plans if needed
  • Administrator approves plans 
  • Communicates academic plans and any updated modifications with teachers, student, and family
  • Acts as liaison between teachers, student, and family
Physician
  • Evaluates, diagnoses, develops treatment plan, follows up, releases student from medical care
  • Releases student from play restriction
  • Must be a NYS licensed physician
Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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