Fort Worth ISD Protocol and Procedures
For the Management of Sports-Related Concussion
Medical management of sports-related concussion is evolving. Recently, there has been a significant amount of research focused on the sports-related concussion in youth athletes and subsequently management standards are evolving. In 2011, the Texas Legislature passed HB 2038, “Natasha’s Law”, which made changes to the Texas Education Code Chapter 38, Subchapter D which sets forth requirements for school districts in the prevention, treatment, and oversight of concussions in athletics. Fort Worth ISD has established this document to provide education about concussions for Athletic Department staff and other school personnel. This document outlines procedures for staff to follow in managing head injuries. It also outlines school procedure as it pertains to academic accommodations and return to play after a concussion. Fort Worth ISD desires to return concussed athletes to academics and athletics in a safe and methodical way. In order to effectively and consistently manage these injuries, procedures have been developed. The goal is to ensure that the concussed athlete is identified, treated and referred appropriately. Then receive appropriate follow-up medical care as it pertains to academic accommodation and return to athletics.This protocol will be reviewed on a yearly basis, by the Fort Worth ISD Athletic Department. Any changes or
modifications will be reviewed and given to Athletic Department staff and appropriate school personnel in writing.
As mentioned above, at Fort Worth ISD we strive to keep everybody up to date with what is going on with a student athlete with a concussion. At Trimble Tech the athletic trainer takes the extra step, with parental/guardian permission, to pull the students schedule and notify his/her teachers what is going on along with sending them the information posted below. It has a lot of great information and explains a little more in regards what you can expect.