Concussion Protocols

ROWAN’S LAW – CONCUSSION PROTOCOLS

At the Keewatin Curling Club we prioritize the well-being and safety of our members and patrons. A risk of playing a sport on ice include falls and the potential to result in a concussion. A concussion is a brain injury that may be caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck. A concussion is a serious injury and can lead to long-lasting symptoms or effects.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion include headaches, nausea, dizziness, light sensitivity, ringing in the ears, drowsiness, memory loss, and depression.

If you have suspect you or someone you know have sustained a concussion please consult with a physician or nurse practitioner.

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WHAT IS ROWAN’S LAW?

Ontario is a national leader in concussion management and prevention. Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety) makes it mandatory for sports organizations such as KCC to put protocols in place that help to identify and prevent long term impacts from concussions.

If you would like to know more please visit the Rowans Law Concussion Safety website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety

KEEWATIN CURLING CLUB PROTOCOLS

For the KCC Protocols related to concussion management and removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocol please take a look through our Code of Conducts. These will be available at our club for review or here on our website.

KCC Code of Conduct – Athletes

KCC Code of Conduct – Coaches