Concussion: Why Nurses Need to Understand This Hidden Injury

Ann Worley


Pediatr Nurs. 2019;45(5):235-243. 

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New Pediatric Concussion Guidelines

A significant development has been the CDC's release in September 2018 of the first evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing, assessing, and managing pediatric concussions (CDC, 2018). A product of the Pediatric mTBI Guideline Workgroup of the CDC, the guideline presents evidence-based practice based on 25 years of research/review. Key recommendations that address imaging, symptom measurement, recovery risks, and return to activities are incorporated throughout this article.