Recent developments within the sports medicine field to promote athlete safety includes education provided to athletic coaches, parents, and athletes at various levels of competition regarding serious sports-related injuries. Although these injuries are often difficult to diagnose due to the hidden and subjective nature of signs and symptoms, head trauma can be extremely harmful and detrimental to the career of any athlete. With the serious nature of these sports-related injuries, an incidence reduction of these injuries may occur with appropriate education to athletic personnel as well as implementation of safeguards throughout the health care process of the athlete.
Many state laws and federal mandates have been enacted requiring appropriate education to school and team officials prior to the start of each competitive season.
The idea of evaluating the effectiveness of educating coaches and athletic staff members on serious sports injuries is necessary for the safe and efficient care of all athletes. As educational modules are continually being developed to comply with new laws, it will no longer be prudent to just provide these resources to these members. The disseminating group should be responsible for assuring that the information is comprehended by participants as well as practical to implement in a variety of sport settings.
In this course, lecture format will be implemented to achieve the stated objectives. The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to concussion education. The participants will compare best practices to currently implemented educational programs within their own clinical practice.
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Importance of Concussion Education
- Louisiana Youth Concussion Act (Example)
- Spirit of Inquiry
- PICOT Question
- Relevance of Question
- Knowledge Transfer Principles for Health Professionals
- Knowledge Transfer Principles for Coaches
- Reflective Videos
- Evaluation of CDC Toolkit for High School Coaches
- Evaluation of Education Initiative in Youth Coaches
- Knowledge of Current Coaching Education Students
- Effect on Concussion Knowledge after Law Implementation
- Concussion Management in High School Sports
- Adherence to National Collegiate Association Guidelines (Baugh et al., 2014)
- Limitations of Current Research
- Future Research
- Integration into practice
- Preliminary Conclusions
- Clinical Bottom Line
Course Goals & Objectives:
A multidisciplinary team of professionals must develop well-designed and efficient educational programs to fulfill the requirements while supporting these legislative efforts. With the serious nature of these injuries, an incidence reduction of these injuries may occur with appropriate education to athletic personnel as well as implementation of safeguards throughout the health care process of the athlete. The idea of evaluating the effectiveness of educating coaches and athletic staff members on serious sports injuries is necessary for the safe and efficient care of all athletes.
- Recognize the need for effective concussion education
- Identify the five principles that enhance knowledge transfer in educational programs
- Identify a concussion education plan to implement into daily practice
- Recognize the importance of disseminating a well-developed concussion plan
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – J.D. Boudreaux is employed by a private outpatient sports medicine clinic and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service