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SCAT 5

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 is a standardized sideline concussion screening tool for use by medical professionals.
SCAT 5

The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 is a standardized sideline concussion screening tool for use by medical professionals. The SCAT-5 can be used to assess athletes ages 13 and older for a variety of mental and physical changes following a head injury. Athletes ages 12 and younger should be assessed using the Child SCAT-5. The SCAT-5 can be given as a baseline for use post-injury, or as a standalone test. The SCAT-5 views the following areas:

  • Red flags
  • Observable signs of concussion
  • Immediate memory
  • Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  • Cervical spine assessment
  • Athlete history
  • Symptom evaluation
  • Cognitive screening
  • Neurological screen
  • Delayed memory

Source: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2017/04/26/bjsports-2017-097492

 

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