The recommendations and resources found within the Living Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion are intended to inform and instruct care providers and other stakeholders who deliver services to children and youth who have sustained or are suspected of having sustained a concussion. This guideline is not intended for use with patients or clients over the age of 18 years. It is not for self-diagnosis or treatment. Patient, parents, and/or caregivers may wish to bring their healthcare and other providers’ attention to this guideline.
The best available evidence has informed the recommendations in this document, and relevant evidence published after this guideline could influence the recommendations made within. Healthcare professionals should also consider their own judgment, the preferences of their patients, and factors such as the availability of resources in their decisions.
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the project team, and any developers, contributors, and supporting partners shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, or obligations arising from the use or misuse of this guideline including loss or damage arising from any claims made by a third party.
Also, as the sponsor of this document, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for changes made to the guideline without its consent. Any changes must be accompanied by the statement: “Adapted from Guideline for Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion with/ without permission,” according to whether or not permission was sought and/or given.