Concussion Protocols

Dr. Sal Trazzera is the coordinating physician for the SCHSHL concussion  baseline program.
Please note that you may use any physician that has access to the ImPACT concussion testing system when being evaluated in an effort to return to play after you have suffered a concussion.

Suffolk County High School Hockey League has implemented a policy by which, whenever an athlete sustains a head injury and exhibits any additional signs/symtoms (ie. headache, dizziness, nausea, etc.), this athlete shall be removed from competition.

Any coach, player or parent, associated with the SCHSHL, who witnesses a player sustain a head injury or a player who himself sustains a head injury during a practice or a game, should to the best of their ability see that that player is immediately removed from the practice/game.

If there is no physician, EMT or trainer present when the injury occurs, we recommend the player be evaluated in the closest emergency department that day.

The player should be evaluated as soon as possible for repeat ImPACT Neuropsychological testing. The parent should contact Dr. Salvatore Trazzera, the SCHSHL’s consulting physician and Director of our concussion  management and prevention program.

A  determination will be made by Dr. Trazzera as to the extent of injury and time line of instituting a return to play protocol at the post injury evaluation.

Dr. Trazzera will provide further information and guidance and welcomes parents/players to seek a second opinion regarding the player’s (traumatic brain injury) or concussion.  He has in the past and will continue to work with players, parents and their personal physicians to return the player to play in a safe and reasonable time frame.  Most   importantly, this protocol has been put into place by league leadership  to protect the best interests of the athlete and their future health.

Dr. Salvatore Trazzera
516-249-1020 office
631-834-9380 emergency
www.farmingdaleheart.com
www.nyconcussiondoc.com

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