The key points from new guidelines for childhood concussion

Children or teens who have sports-related concussion must rest for 48 to 72 hours after the injury, according to the first international guidelines for the management of the condition.

In addition, carers should expect a child to take four weeks to recover and prioritise their return to school over organised sport, say the guidelines, drawn up by Victorian researchers.

They recommend against widespread routine use of baseline computerised neuropsychological tests.

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