In accordance with House Bill 2038 ~ Natasha’s Law, Texas Education Code, Chapter 38, Subchapter D, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District has appointed the following personnel to serve as it’s Concussion Oversight Team; Physician, Tyler Cooper, MD; and Athletic Trainer, Rolando Salas, LAT, ATC.
A student-athlete shall be removed from a practice or competition immediately if a coach, a physician, a licensed health care professional, or the student’s parent or guardian or another person who has authority to make legal decision for the student believes the student athlete might have sustained a concussion. Coach means the coach of the student’s team.
When a student-athlete has been removed from practice or competition because of a suspected concussion, the student-athlete and parent/guardian must provide the following information before being allowed to return to play:
- Consent to return to play in accordance with the COT’s protocol;
- Understand the risks associated with returning to play;
- Consent to the disclosure to appropriate persons, consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, of the treating physician’s written statement and, if any, the return-to-play recommendations of the treating physician;
- Understanding of the immunity provisions under Section 38.159 of the Education Code.
|1||Light Aerobic Exercise-5 to 10 minutes light jog or exercise bike; No resistance training|
|2||Moderate Aerobic Exercise-15-20 minutes of running at moderate intensity|
|3||Non-contact training drills in full uniform. May begin weight lifting, resistance training and other exercises|
|4||Full contact practice or training|
|5||Full game play|
If activity at any stage results in a return of symptoms or a decline in test performance, then the activity should be immediately halted and restarted 24 hours later.
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport. Harmon KG, Drezner J, Gammons M, Guskiewicz K, Halstead M, Herring S, Kutcher J, Pana A, Putukian M, Roberts W; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Jan;23(1):1-18.