Proper assessment and management of a sport-related concussion is crucial, as repeat concussions can result in decreased neurocognitive functioning, increased symptomatology, and at times, catastrophic outcomes. Recently, there has been an abundance of research in an effort to better define, diagnose, manage, and treat concussion. Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice is the key to reducing the incidence and severity of sport-related concussion and improving return-to-play decisions.
In this course, Dr. Bruce reviews the current state of concussion assessment and management. Healthcare professionals at all levels of experience will learn from this evidence-based presentation to aid in their daily practice with concussions from basic skills to advanced technologies used in the assessment and management of sport-related concussion. Finally, Dr. Bruce provides tips and ideas for implementing a comprehensive concussion program for all employment settings.
|Contact Hours: 3|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Define sensitivity, specificity, odds ratio and relative risk
- Identify rate of change in the existing evidence related to concussion
- Distinguish between reliability and validity
- Define the concept of concussion
- List the neurometabolic cascade
- Identify the different levels of the Brain Injury Spectrum
- Indicate the different concussion clinical trajectories
- List the "red flags" of a concussion
- Identify concussion rate tables to identify those sports at the highest incidence of concussion
- Identify items on a Graded Concussion Symptom Checklist
- Identify and interpret odds ratios related to symptom resolution
- Identify why most concussion symptoms resolve in 7-10 days
- Identify the similarities and difference between a SAC and a SCAT test battery
- Recognize the current literature as it relates to the SAC and SCAT
- Discriminate between the different tests of a VOMS exam
- Recognize a King-Devick Test
- Recognize the components of a comprehensive concussion assessment
- Compare and contrast the available modalities to assess balance as part of a concussion assessment
- Recognize the concept of the fencing mechanism
- Recognize prediction models related to neuroimaging
- Compare and contrast the various advanced technologies available for assessing concussion
- Synthesize the existing concussion-related data to construct their own concussion assessment and management program
- Compare and contrast the key points to a return-to-learn and a return-to-play protocol
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on current evidence-based tools for assessment and management of concussions.
- Identify the current evidence related tools for the assessment and management of sport-related concussion.
- Recognize the best tools for assessment and management of sport-related concussion as it applies to their specific setting.
- Identify alternative diagnostic tools to construct an evidence-based program for the assessment and management of concussion.
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.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 3 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, and Nurse
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – Scott Bruce is employed by The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.