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The IRB has updated their concussion protocols and the document 'IRB Concussion Guidelines - Non-Approved Healthcare Professionals and General Public' can now be viewed by downloading the following attachment:

IRB Concussion Guidelines (PDF)

These are the latest guidelines, produced by the IRB Medical Committee for the management of concussions both for senior and age-grade players where trained medical staff are not available.

The IRB has recently devoted significant attention to the issue of concussion in rugby, and how best to identify and mitigate the effects of concussion in players. Rugby Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Watson, sits on the IRB Medical Committee that developed the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment initiative now implemented in all IRB Sanctioned international events and has also developed these updated guidelines.

The guidelines can also be found on the IRB’s Player Welfare website, www.irbplayerwelfare.com.

The specific link to the guidelines is:
http://www.irbplayerwelfare.com/?documentid=124

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