Managing Concussions with an Interprofessional Team

Recent data estimates that up to 3.8 million concussions occur annually in the US. Due to serious long term consequences that may arise from incomplete recovery and improper management, much national attention has been devoted to this injury. Concussion often results in a multitude of symptoms, including deficits in cognitive function and impairments in the vestibular and visual systems. Effective management employs a multidisciplinary team approach in which these various deficits areas can be assessed and treated.The role of the physical therapist as a member of the core team managing concussion is evolving. Due to the prevalence of balance dysfunction along with symptoms of dizziness, motion sensitivity, cervical dysfunction and deconditioning following this brain injury, physical therapists are uniquely qualified to intervene. This course will provide an overview of the most recent evidence related to post concussive disorders. We will illustrate the team approach to evaluation and management of patients following sports concussion.

Course Code:

LMS-478

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

15S1581

cert_OH hours

2

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1609016TX

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.

Date published

08/08/2013

Date recorded

08/08/2013

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Anne Mucha PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Learning objectives




  1. Discuss the importance of a team approach in the effective management of individuals with concussion and the role of physical therapists on the treatment team

  2. Describe the pathophysiology and epidemiology of concussion

  3. Discuss the latest research and guidelines related to sports concussion

  4. Identify factors that contribute to prognosis and outcome following concussion

  5. Identify common abnormal findings following concussion and potential interventions

  6. Describe considerations for recovery and safe return to play



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#Lessons:
1Lesson One
2Assessment
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Tags:Sports, Orthopaedics, Mucha
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Price:$169.00
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