New Jersey Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
3836 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 108
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-842-0014
Fax: 609-842-0015

Elliot Rubin, MD, FAAP
Chapter President

Fran Gallagher, MEd
Executive Director

Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Deputy Director

Bert Mulder
Director, Membership & Events

Concussion Resources
Concussion Resources for NJ Pediatricians

New Jersey State Interscholastic Activities Association www.NJSIAA.org

∙ Concussion Identification, Management and Return-To-Play NJSIAA Policy Statement. Developed by The Medical Advisory Board. April, 2010
∙ NJSIAA Parent/Guardian Concussion Policy Acknowledgment Form

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/concussion

∙ Information for Physicians – Facts for Physicians Booklet; Acute Concussion (ACE) form

∙ ACE Care Plan (Work and School Versions)

∙ Concussion in Sports Palm Card

Information for Patients - Heads Up: Preventing Concussion fact sheet

To order bulk quantities of CDC’s concussion resources free-of-charge and/or to learn how you can get involved to help keep all people safe from concussion, visit www.cdc.gov/Concussion or contact CDC by email (CDC-INFO@cdc.gov) or toll-free at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

NCAA Information and Educational Programs www.NCAA.org/health-safety

∙ New Video released on Concussions in Sport. The video targets student-athletes and is available only on the web at this time. The July 16th Webinar on Concussion Management is now available for viewing. Example Institution-Specific Concussion Management Plans are now posted for reference.

National High School Federation www.nfhs.org
∙ Free learning course on concussion designed for coaches, but is very good. A 20 minute Internet program presented by a sports medicine physician who heads the Federation sports Safety Committee. Do not be intimidated by having to register and appear to pay for the course; it is FREE!!
Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2008.
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Volume 19, No. 3 May 2009, pp. 185-200.
Reference: Clin J Sport Med 2009;19:185–200. Full text of the Consensus Statement and the SCAT 2 (Sideline Testing)

ImPACT www.impact.com

ImPACT is a computer-based Neuropsychological Testing system for four domains: verbal memory, visual memory, speed of processing and reaction time. For New Jersey, the “gold-standard” of computer-based neuropsychological testing done by high schools – and in primary care offices and concussion centers. A brief 20 to 40 minute testing format; not a substitute for a full neuropsychological testing battery done by neuropsychologists.

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey www.BIANJ.org

BIANJ Concussion in Sports Committee a held Concussion Summit in February 2006 at Giants Stadium and has been active in assisting 100 high schools in New Jersey to obtain ImPACT at a reduced rate for a three year period. Producer of concussion poster for your office walls. Resource for information and leadership on concussion. SportsConcussion.com

Computerized Neuropsychological Tests

ANAM -- www.armymedicine.army.mil/prr/anam.html
Axon Sports (exclusive distributor of the CogState test in North America) -- www.axonsports.com
Headminder -- www.headminder.com/
ImPACT -- www.impacttest.com/