What is it about?
This review provides a background on the management of sports-related concussions in the emergency department. The variability in the injury sustained, the patient, and the outcomes following can be especially challenging for a clinician, and this aims to summarise the current evidence whilst providing practical advice to current clinicians.
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Why is it important?
Sports concussion is common. Although the majority do not attend the hospital, many do every day country-wide. There has recently been a new UK national guidance on the management of sport-related concussion with the article introducing this guidance to clinicians, alongside placing it in the context of the sports-concussion literature.
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This page is a summary of: Management of sports-related concussion in the emergency department, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, September 2023, Mark Allen Group,
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