Concussion Management

To: State League Heads of Football

From: Jeremy Kurtz

CC: Luke Ellis, John Wilson, James Hinchey

Date: 6th March 2018

RE: Concussion Management Documents


As a result of a recent review into concussion management at the community level, the NRL Chief Medical

Officer has advised that a number of documents and tools be updated to reflect the changes from the

Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held

in Berlin.

This has resulted in a new tool for Sports Trainer’s to use when managing a suspected head injury.

All Sports Trainers should ensure they only use these documents and forms for all suspected head injuries:

- Management of Concussion in Rugby League

- Head Injury Guidelines

- Community Head Injury Recognition and Referral Form (this is the form that should be used as the

tool for recording and referring all head injuries)

All updated documents and resources are available to download at and any

previous version of the documents and tools should not be used. It is our preference that your

communications and digital platforms direct users to this webpage.

To coincide with the updated documents, the following documents should no longer be used in the

management of a head injury:

- Head Injury Referral Form

- Head Injury Pro Forma

To assist in the education of these processes and procedures, the new form is:

- Incorporated into the training at all Sports Trainer courses and Sports Trainer Re-accreditation


- Included in a direct email that will be sent to all registered Sports Trainers

- Included in the recently developed eLearning module on concussion management. This will be

available at


Jeremy Kurtz

Education and Training Manager


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