Concussions continue to be a serious epidemic in youth and competitive sports. With approximately 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occurring every year, these injuries are considered to be among the most complex injuries in sports medicine to diagnosis, assess, and manage. In this course, a combination of lecture, lab, and group discussions will be implemented to achieve the stated objectives. The instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to concussion management from acute injury to return to play. The modules within this course include introduction to concussions, recognition and sideline evaluation, clinical evaluation, neuropsychological testing, rehabilitation techniques, and academic modifications. As the literature and practice guidelines/recommendations are reviewed, the participants will partake in interactive group discussions and lab experiences to augment the didactic section of the course. Labs will be interspersed throughout lecture content to maintain attention of audience and practice skills immediately after lecture content. The mission of this course to provide a concise resource on how to properly manage concussions from acute injury to return to play by implementing a multimodal process and enhancing multidisciplinary communication to keep the athlete at the forefront of care.
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery|
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- Overview of EBP
- Definition of Concussion
- Concussion Overview
- Signs and Symptoms
- Standards of Care
- Evaluation and RTP
- Equipment Recommendations
- Risk Reduction and Prevention
- Home Care
- NCAA Compliance Studies
- Sideline Evaluation
- Signs and Symptoms
- SCAT 5
- King Devick test
- Clinical trajectories
- Clinical Evaluation
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Rehab techniques
- Buffalo Concussion treadmill test
- Cognitive tests
- Sample RTP
- Multidisciplinary Team
- Academic Modifications
- Return to learn
- Common Strategies
- Specific Symptoms
Course Goals & Objectives:
It is essential for athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals to establish a detailed evidence-based systematic framework to manage concussions from acute injury to return to play to allow for successful outcomes while decreasing the chance for liability. Since head injuries can be difficult to recognize for a variety of reasons, it is critical for the sports medicine professional to have a substantial base of knowledge on how to properly manage these injuries to assure full recovery and safe return to play/learn. In addition, a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach must be implemented to assess signs and symptoms, cognition, balance, and vestibular function in these injured athletes. All sports medicine professionals should be aware of potential liabilities involved in delivering care and making return to play decisions. The mission of this course to provide a concise resource on how to properly manage concussions from acute injury to return to play by implementing a multimodal process and enhancing multidisciplinary communication to keep the athlete at the forefront of care.
- Identify concussion signs and symptoms into four main groups
- Recognize various assessments to assure proper management of acute concussion
- Identify a structured plan to evaluate an athlete in a clinical setting to ensure implementation of evidence-based techniques
- Identify various aspects of neuropsychological testing, including ImPACT
- Identify various rehabilitation exercises and justify usefulness throughout the return to play process
- Identify various techniques to assist the athlete in the return to learn the process
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Contact Hours: 4 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, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Mastery
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. She 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