In June 2016, the BCIRPU evaluated the effectiveness of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) as an educational concussion training resource for BC Hockey team officials and its effect on improving knowledge around concussion recognition and management. CATT was mandated as a training resource to be completed by all BC Hockey team officials for the 2016-2017 season.
The objectives of this evaluation were to determine whether the CATT training led to positive changes in knowledge around concussion recognition and management among BC Hockey team officials, as well as to explore the level of interest in mandating the CATT training for the parents of BC Hockey players. Participant feedback will also be used to enhance the CATT website.
A total of 1,735 online surveys were collected. Overall, BC Hockey team officials reported a significant increase in concussion knowledge following the CATT training; and that extending the CATT training mandate to the parents of BC Hockey players should be strongly considered. Funding for this project was provided by the Community Health Endowment Fund and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.