CONCUSSION RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT (INFORMATION FOR NON MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS)
WHAT IS CONCUSSION?
Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. Concussion is caused by a biomechanical force or hit, to the head or body, transmitted to the brain. One may be concussed with or without loss of consciousness.
*Health care professional experienced in the management of sport concussion in line with the International Concussion in Sport Group Guidelines
More detailed information on concussion aimed at health care professionals can be found here.
FOR FEI OFFICIALS: CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT AT FEI EVENTS
The FEI's Doctor's Pack includes a flow chart that explains the steps to be taken if a concussion is supected at an FEI Event.
The FEI’s general regulatory requirements on athlete safety and welfare are set out in the FEI General Regulations.
Additional discipline-specific requirements may be found in the relevant Sports rules.
Anti-Doping matters are regulated in the FEI’s Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHA).
These documents can be found in the “Rules” section in the main menu toolbar of this website. Please use your cursor to select within the dropdown list.