New Guideline for Pediatric mTBI Includes Practice-Changing Recommendations

The guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that are applicable to healthcare providers who care for patients with mTBI in all settings, and seeks to improve the care of young patients with this injury. The practice-changing recommendations include using validated, age-appropriate symptom scales to diagnose mTBI, providing patients with instructions on returning to activity customized to their symptoms, and counseling patients to return gradually to non-sports activities after no more than a few days of rest, among others. Provider tools, training, and patient and family resources are available.