If you sustain a blow to the head from an car accident, a slip and fall accident or some kind of sports injury, the most likely traumatic brain injury you can suffer from is a concussion. A concussion may be one of the mildest brain injuries, but a concussion can still severely alter your daily life.When it comes to grading concussions, there are three basic systems that are followed by doctors and hospitals. Each one is based from similar principles to the system before it as time changed. No matter which one is used for your concussion, concussion grading scales are important for diagnosis and treatment.
Cantu GuidelinesRobert Cantu published his original guidelines in 1986, and he used the following scenarios to classify concussions:
- Grade I Grade one concussions come with no loss of consciousness and less then 30 minutes of post-traumatic amnesia.
- Grade II Grace two concussion patients lose consciousness for less than five minutes or have amnesia for between 30 minutes and 24 hours.
- Grade III People with grade three concussions have a loss of consciousness lasting longer than five minutes or amnesia lasts for 24 hours.