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Hutchinson Health is now providing ImPACT concussion assessments for ages 12 and up

What does ImPACT mean?

ImPACT® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is important to get a baseline test completed before starting an activity.

What is ImPACT?

ImPACT is an objective tool to support trained healthcare providers in making sound return to activity decisions following concussions. It’s a computerized test that measures memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline.

Why use ImPACT?

Neurocognitive testing is the “cornerstone” of modern concussion management. It gives healthcare providers objective data to evaluate a patient’s post-injury condition and aids in tracking recovery for safe return to activity.

ImPACT is NOT:

  • A diagnostic test. ImPACT is one tool that can be used by medical professionals to help measure an individual’s recovery from a concussion.
  • A one step solution to concussions.
  • A preventative tool. Nothing can truly prevent concussions.
  • A substitute for medical treatment or management.
  • A replacement for a cat scan, MRI or other medical technology.
  • A home-based test. It should always be administered by a trained healthcare provider.

Contact Hutchinson Health to schedule an ImPACT test.

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