Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Sports

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 18, 2018

Last Updated Month/Year

June 7, 2023

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To update the 1997 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) practice parameter regarding sports concussion.

Inclusion Criteria

Adolescent, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Outpatient, School

Intended Users

Physical therapist, paramedic emt, occupational therapist, athletics coaching, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D001924 - Brain Concussion, D000070642 - Brain Injuries, Traumatic


postconcussion impairments, concussion, sports injury, traumatic brain injury

Source Citation

Summary of evidence-based guideline update: Evaluation and management of concussion in sports. Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Christopher C. Giza, Jeffrey S. Kutcher, Stephen Ashwal, Jeffrey Barth, Thomas S.D. Getchius, Gerard A. Gioia, Gary S. Gronseth, Kevin Guskiewicz, Steven Mandel, Geoffrey Manley, Douglas B. McKeag, David J. Thurman, Ross Zafonte. Neurology Jun 2013, 80 (24) 2250-2257; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31828d57dd

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Methodology Supplement, Evidence Tables, Data Supplement