Concussion and Postconcussive Syndrome: When to Rest, Exercise, or Return to Sport

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. This presentation will provide valuable information and recommendations for medical professionals caring for athletes at the youth, high school, collegiate, and elite levels. This presentation will share current practice recommendations for management of concussion for injured athletes. Timing of resumption of activity and strategies to challenge balance and cognitive functions will be reviewed.

Course Code:

LMS-185

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Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

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No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.3

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

3

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

3

cert_PA referral code

0

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No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

08/01/2010

Date recorded

06/01/2010

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you should be able to:


  • Recognize both the obvious signs (fluctuating levels of consciousness, balance problems, memory and concentration difficulties, etc) and common self-reported symptoms (headache, ringing in the ears, nausea, etc).

  • Describe deteriorating signs and symptoms that may indicate a more serious head injury.

  • Describe appropriate documentation of all pertinent information surrounding the concussive injury.

  • Outline strategies to implement baseline cognitive and postural-stability testing.

  • Summarize approaches to conducting serial assessments of the injured athlete, noting the presence or absence of signs and symptoms of injury.

  • Describe key factors important for predicting outcome, and managing complicated cases of post-concussion syndrome.

  • Outline necessary steps to make return to play decisions following a graduated exertional testing program.

  • Highlight the importance of counseling the concussed athlete on risk for future injury and potential neurodegenerative changes following multiple concussions.


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2Assessment
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Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.3
Tags:Pediatrics, Sports, Neurology, Orthopaedics
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Price:$90.00
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