Health Provider Engagement

This module provides the tools and decision making aids to allow health providers to manage concussion injuries more effectively.

BASELINE CONCUSSION PROFILING

This innovative programme is designed to improve the way concussion injuries are managed. Serious concussion injuries can result in permanent disability or even death. In recent times, we’ve seen an increase in concussion injuries due to greater awareness and better reporting systems such as the introduction of the Blue Card for Concussion Initiative. Our aim is to build off work that’s been done to ensure all parts of the concussion management process from the player, family, team, Provincial Union, NZRU, NZ Rugby Foundation and medical practitioners work together to provide the best possible outcome for those affected.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

WHO IS THIS FOR?

In 2017 we are trialling the baseline concussion profile in selected Provincial Unions with secondary school players. Our intention is to expand the programme over the coming years to include all players from secondary school to adult rugby.

For more information, contact Joe Harawira (NZR RugbySmart Manager) on 021 034 3691 or joe.harawira@nzrugby.co.nz. Alternatively, you can contact Danielle Salmon (NZR Research Analyst) at Danielle.Salmon@nzrugby.co.nz.

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