What are the criteria for mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
The diagnostic criteria for mild TBI/concussion set out by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine are that
- a patient has had head trauma with loss of consciousness (LOC) up to 30 minutes,
- loss of memory for the events before or after the accident up to 24 hours,
- dazed/disoriented/confused feelings, or focal neurologic deficits.
- It would not be mild TBI if the LOC exceeds 30 minutes,
- the amnesia persists after 24 hours, or the Glasgow Coma Scale score after 30 minutes falls between 13 and 15.