There are several “pieces” to North Coast Concussion Management’s student concussion care program. Make sure your school, team or athletic club is informed on every phase.
The ImPACT Test - www.impacttest.com
A computer-based neurocognitive test that serves as a “baseline” for healthy brain activity, and can be used post-concussion as a template for recovery. Schools and athletic clubs can purchase the test and there are grants available to ameliorate and in some cases eliminate costs. This test is used by the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NHL.
NCCM will help you arrange for trained proctors to administer your tests, educate your staff about the test, and our physicians - all Certified Impact Consultants - will evaluate your teams’ baseline tests AT NO COST.
Wells Fargo’s “Play It Safe” Program - wfis.wellsfargo.com
Sold as group coverage to schools, teams and clubs, it covers any and all medical costs related to one of your team members sustaining a concussion. If the child has a co-pay, it is covered. If the child has no insurance, concussion care is covered.
NCCM cannot sell this coverage, nor is it required by our members. But we highly recommend it, and your school’s risk management team and parent booster clubs should look into it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach’s Education for the Red Cross First Aid Certification
NCCM is in the process of developing a curriculum and test that can be administered with the regular Red Cross program.
If one of your students is suspected of sustaining a concussion, the child can see a trained concussion specialist in EVERY health-care system in the county. Make sure your primary care provider knows that there is an NCCM doctor ready to help with expert concussion care, covered by their insurer.
Supervised Return To Play
Ideally, every recovered student should return to practice and then their game under medical supervision.
NCCM is committed to providing trained supervision to schools to properly supervise a child’s return to play AT NO COST. Your donation helps to make a certified athletic trainer available to school athletic teams to supervise the student's practices and clear him or her to play. Thank you for helping NCCM implement this crucial service for our children.