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CONCUSSION GRADING SYSTEMS of Cantu, Ruff, American Academy of Neurology

head injury, concussion severity, concussion, concussion grade

3/15/2005


Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida



Providing Quality Psychological Assessment, Consultation and Therapy to the North Central Florida Community




CPANCF.COM (352) 336-2888 2121 NW40th Terrace Ste B Gainesville, FL 32605


We Specialize in Neuiropsychological Assessment of Concussions, Head Injuries, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.


- CONCUSSION GRADING SYSTEMS -


American Academy of Neurology Concussion Severity- March 1997 Practice Parameter:

Grade 1:
__ Transient Confusion
__ No Loss of Consciousness
__ Concussion Symptoms < 15 Minutes
Grade 2:
__ Transient Confusion
__ No Loss of Consciousness
__ Concussion Symptoms > 15 Minutes
Grade 3:
__ Any Loss of Consciousness, Brief or Prolonged




Cantu Concussion Severity Grades

Grade 1:
__No Loss of Consciousness AND Post Traumatic Amnesia < 30 Minutes
Grade 2:
__ Loss of Consciousness < 5 Minutes OR Post Traumatic Amnesia of 30 Minutes to 24 Hours
Grade 3:
__Loss of Consciousness > 5 Minutes OR Post Traumatic Amnesia > 24 Hours




Ruff Concussion Grades:

Type I :
__ altered mental state or transient loss of consciousness (LOC)
__ 1-60 seconds of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA)
__ one or more neurological symptoms

Type II:
__ definite LOC with time unknown or < 5 minutes
__ 60 seconds to 12 hours of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA)
__ one or more neurological symptoms

Type III:
__ 5 - 30 minutes of LOC
__ more than 12 hours of PTA
__ one or more neurological symptoms


 
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