Return to Play Guidelines
1. Appraise different injuries and illnesses presented by athletes that require an assessment of their ability to return to play.
2. Assess current recommendations to restrict an athlete from practice or competition if he or she reports mild head trauma and exhibits any signs of a concussion.
3. Utilize the ACSM’s guidelines for evaluating athletes to return to play.
4. Document an athlete’s medical and psychological condition after an injury or illness, and be prepared to update others involved in the athlete’s treatment.
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Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
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