ePACT Forms & Concussion Awarness Information
Hello PMHA Families . The 2016/17 hockey season is quickly approaching. You will be receiving emails regarding the upcoming season over the next few weeks. Please take a minute to review the very important information below. If you’d like another email address used for PMHA communication, please let me know. Thank you, Flora Stanley – Secretary, PMHA
PMHA has moved to an electronic version of data storage of important forms for the 2016-2017 season. This includes your contact information, emergency contacts in the event something happens and you are not reachable, your child’s medical history and Parent and Player Code of Conduct and Responsibility Forms. Not only will this program save our managers time, it will ensure all information on your child is secured in a safe environment that is fully accessible in the event of an emergency. If anything on your child’s medical history changes throughout the season you can also go in at anytime and update this information, you can also carry this information on to future seasons so you don’t have to complete it all again (just updates).
In the following weeks you will be receiving an email from ePACT to create your login information and begin completing your child’s information (Medical Information is the same as the Hockey Canada Form that was completed in hard copy in the past). This will have to be done for each child that you have registered at PMHA.
We ask that you complete this information before your child’s assessment period starts. Once your child is placed on a team this information will follow your child and will be accessible to the team’s rostered administrators in the event of an emergency.
Rest assured that you always own your account and the information in it. Plus, ePACT maintains the same levels of security as online banking, and limits access only to the administrators we assign for enhanced privacy.
Have questions or feedback? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-773-7228 ext. 1 to speak with ePACT’s Customer Success team.
FREE – Online Concussion Awareness and Training Tool (CATT) http://www.cattonline.com/
As more and more information is coming out on Concussions and the possible long term implications, we at PMHA, feel it is important for parents and players to educate themselves as much as possible on what can cause a concussion, action steps if one is suspected, things to look out for and guidelines with regards to recovery for school and sport.
This online tool has a free course that is approx. 30 minutes in length that offers a lot of great information for parents on concussions. There is information with regards to what to look for if a concussion is suspected and guidelines to returning to learning and play.
We suggest any parent or player that has an interest to visit the website above. BC Hockey has mandated that anyone who volunteers will NEED to take this course – this includes, coaches, managers, safety people, executive, divisional managers or any grown-up who is rostered on a team. More information will follow shortly.
Concussion Testing for Kids in Sports through UVIC – See below to go online and set up an appointment– Free Assessment for Kids that have/haven’t had a concussion between the ages of 6 to 17 years
The Vancouver Island Concussion Project is an exciting program of research being conducted by Dr. Brian Christie and his colleagues at the University of Victoria. We are seeking to better understand how individuals recover following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion.
1)The first study is a Canada-wide research study specific to youth aged 6 to 17 years who have sustained a concussion. Participants in this study will be followed for 6 months by a team of experts involved in Canada-wide concussion research, have their post-concussion symptoms monitored, receive a tailored physical assessment, and complete tests of their thinking, and social and emotional well-being. Assessments are comprehensive and FREE!
2) The second study examines how effective using multiple object tracking and related neurocognitive tools can be in helping assess when an individual of any age has recovered from concussion and can return to usual activities (e.g., sports/physical activity, work, school). We see individuals of any age for baseline and/or post-injury testing. These concussion assessments are about 45 minutes long and FREE.
· Our appointment scheduling for these baseline and post-injury concussion assessments is flexible!
· Appointments are booked through an online system (https://instant-scheduling.com/sch.php?kn=1905924) and are available during weekdays and evenings.
· We are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 4 on Saturday. You can also call to book times outside of these hours, if needed.