Play Safe Initiative is happy to welcome WINBC (Promotion of Wellness in Northern BC Association)!
WINBC's mission is to promote health and wellness and reduce chronic disease through healthy living and physical activity, in Northern British Columbia. It's objective is to build capacity for wellness through education, research and community development.
WINBC is committed to collaboration, education and research in relation to improving health through physical activity and this necessarily includes reducing injuries and advocating for safety in play, activity and sport. WINBC is pleased to partner in opportunities to educate, share knowledge and contribute to research.
This week the British Journal of Sports Medicine released the updated Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and the result of the 4th International Conference on Concussion held in November, 2012. The consensus statement and resources are intended for healthcare professionals working with athletes and participants but can be used to inform organizational policy with respect to concussion.
Key highlights for sport and recreation organizations:
- unanimous agreement same day Return to Play (RTP) should not occur
- psychological management and mental health
- modifying factors in concussion management
- special populations (children and teens, elite and non-elite)
- protective equipment (hemlets and mouthguards, rule change, risk compensation)
The release includes the updated Consensus Statement. Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Version 3 (SCAT3), Pocket Tool SCAT3 and a new SCAT3 Children specifically for children aged 5-12. These tools are useful in both a sport and recreation environment. Please share these tools and documents in their original format as they have been endorsed by international organziations.
For more resources and concussion information, please click here.
This month's edition of the Risk Management Magazine covers a good variety of sport and recreation issues including injury and risk. Some of the articles, particularly the one on the Luge incident at the 2010 Winter Games raise interesting questions about planning for and responding to risk. When considering the process and systemic approach used in the field of risk management to identify risk, it would seem that we have a lot to learn in sport and recreation...