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Baseline Concussion Testing

Baseline Concussion Testing

Baseline Concussion Testing

 

2022-2023 Baseline CVS Testing

All prospective 2022-2023 student athletes at Fennville High School who do not have a valid baseline test through Concussion Vital Signs should plan to take a baseline test prior to their sports season. A current baseline test is one that has been completed in the last two academic years, beginning in high school. This year, with testing being new, every athlete will take a baseline test. Going forward, every incoming freshman, incoming junior or new/transfer students will need to complete a test.

 

All 2022-2023 CVS tests will be completed online. Prior to the start of each season, the athletic trainer will administer baseline tests to the athletes who need them. This process will change next school year, but for now, the athletic trainer will personally oversee testing.

 

FAQ’s

What is the baseline CVS test for?

The baseline CVS test is an individualized analysis of a student athlete’s neurocognitive brain function in a healthy state. In the event that a student athlete sustains a head injury, this analysis will be used as a normal, baseline value to compare to the post injury test value to help determine which, if any, neurocognitive functions are impaired by the injury. The CVS test is not considered a diagnostic tool,  but rather is used in the evaluation and management process for concussions.

 

Why is the baseline test only valid for two years?

Because brains in high school develop at such a quick rate, it is recommended that athletes be tested every two years to ensure that the baseline test reflects where the brain is currently functioning

 

For other questions or concerns, please contact:

Ashtyn Collins, AT, ATC

(616) 209-8591

Ashtyn.collins@fennville.org



https://fennvilleathletics.org