Dear Coaches and Parents:
We wanted to thank you for your interest in partnering with DRMC in administering baseline ImPACT testing for your athletes. ImPACT is an important tool in aiding in concussion diagnosis and recovery.
DRMC was awarded a grant to help improve concussion management in our area. For this reason we will be able to offer free baseline ImPACT testing to area youth ages 10 and above for 2014.
Please keep the following points in mind as you prepare for testing:
- Each test is free
- Testing is for players ages 10 and up
- We suggest that players under the age of 14 have baseline tests done yearly
- We plan on performing tests on groups no more than 20 at a time
- Each test group will take about an hour to complete
- Each player must provide a signed consent form (parent/guardian signature required) at or before time of testing. Players without a signed consent form will not be tested.
We are offering testing for area youth on Saturday, July 19th and Saturday July 26th. Testing groups (15 to 20 players per group) take about 1 hour. We will start our first group at 9 am. We will add more groups and times as the need arises.
To schedule your child or players for testing, please call the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at DRMC at 375-3372.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ATHLETES SHOW UP 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THEIR ASSIGNED TESTING TIME…TESTING FOR EACH GROUP WILL START ON THE HOUR SCHEDULED.
Testing will be conducted in the Central Resource Center at DuBois Regional Medical Center (Old Central Christian High School building). Enter the main entrance and wait in the lobby area for directions.
In this packet, there are key pieces of information to be met to ensure compliance/regulatory needs are in place and to ensure a smooth testing process.
The Baseline Concussion Testing Information Sheet describes the reasoning behind ImPACT testing.
The form that includes “Pre-Registration for Baseline Concussion Testing” and “Consent for Baseline Concussion Testing” needs to be completed and signed by the child’s parent/guardian.
We encourage parents and coaches to accompany athletes for testing as we will provide education and tips on the importance of proper concussion management and will be happy to answer questions related to this topic.
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Dennison or George Fatula at 375-3372. Thank you again in joining us to provide more advanced concussion care to area athletes.
*Players without a signed consent form will not be tested