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Head Smart

HeadSmart™ is a recovery protocol developed by physicians and school nurses to facilitate a student’s healthy return to school and sports following a concussion. The protocol is designed to engage students — as well as their families, friends, health care providers, teachers and coaches — in the recovery process.

HeadSmart is the outcome of a unique collaboration among Scituate Pediatrics, Scituate High School and three South Shore Hospital programs: Sports Concussion Clinic, Youth Health Connection, and Reading Partnership.

HeadSmart outlines four color-coded stages of recovery that students experience after a concussion. The four stages help to create a common language and understanding among students, family members, friends, educators and health professionals throughout the recuperation process.

The HeadSmart handbook is an easy-to-use guide for middle, high school and college age students who have experienced a concussion. It is recommended that students review the handbook with family members, teachers, coaches and school health professionals. Handbook users will find:

• Information about concussions

• Descriptions of the four color-coded stages of recovery

• Resources, programs and additional readings for students, families and teachers

The handbook also includes a helpful tool called the Recovery Action Plan that can serve as a valuable checkpoint through each stage of recovery.


South Shore Hospital's MyHealth Patient Portal

You can expect changes to your MyHealth account as South Shore Hospital transitions to the new South Shore MyChart portal.

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