Algorithm

This clinical support tool offers providers a step-by-step process to determine the type of headache following mild TBI and indications for emergency or specialty referral.

For more detail on each step of the algorithm, select a link from that step or use the above navigation bar to go directly to the area of interest.

  1. Patient presents with headache after a concussion
  2. Perform focused headache history and assessment
    Headache History Headache Assessment
  3. Concussion or headache red flags present?

    Red Flags and Indications for Referral
    1. If yes, Emergent or specialty
      referral as indicated
      Red Flags and Indications for Referral
    2. If no, Review diagnostic criteria and determine headache type Headache Types