Interdisciplinary Approach in Concussion Management
This certification course focuses on the evaluation and treatment in the management of concussion from different clinical perspectives.
DescriptionThe Interdisciplinary Approach in Concussion Management with Treatment Strategies Certification Course focuses on the evaluation and treatment in the management of concussion from several different clinical perspectives. Physicians, Neuro-Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Vision Therapists and Neuronutrition Experts play key roles in appropriately identifying, diagnosing, and managing concussions.
Concussion symptoms may appear mild, but can lead to significant, life-long impairment affecting an individual’s ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically. Appropriate diagnosis, referral, and patient and family/caregiver education are critical for helping patients with concussion achieve optimal recovery and to reduce or avoid significant sequelae.
The presentations in this course emphasize a team approach, including both lectures and labs to provide a greater understanding of the tools and treatment techniques used by different disciplines.
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the physician perspective on evaluation and treatment of concussion versus post-concussion syndrome
- Identify and understand the role of the physician in medication management of post-concussion syndrome including neuropsychiatric symptoms, physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms and sleep disturbance
- Define the role of neuro-optometry in the multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management
- Recognize visual deficits related to concussion and demonstrate appropriate treatment strategies for functional visual retraining
- Discuss evidence based practices on return to play progression models from and athletic trainer’s perspective
- Utilize evidence based practice on the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders related to mTBI
- Understand the use of audiology and when to utilize this service from both a physician and therapist perspective
- Identify and demonstrate appropriate treatment strategies for dizziness and balance deficits related to mTBI
- Define how education is defining best practices for cognitive rest, academic accommodations and return to learn after concussion
- Define the role of nutritional assessment and management with mTBI
Continuing Education Credits
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StartDiagnosis of Concussion, Pathophysiology, Evaluation from Physician Perspective (43:28)
StartThe Use of Neurocognitive Testing for Concussion Management (26:20)
StartMultidisciplinary Approach to Concussion: Dizziness and Vestibular Evaluation (50:59)
StartWhen to Refer for Further Vestibular/Audiology Testing (35:06)
StartConcussion Education to Inform Collaboration for Aiding Return to Work and School (55:02)
StartAssessment of Visual Dysfunctions Following Concussions (50:35)
StartNeuronutrition Following Concussion (57:52)
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Interdisciplinary Approach in Concussion Management Certification Course Faculty includes a variety of expert medical professionals in the areas of: neuro-otology, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry, primary care, physical/occupational therapy, audiology, neuro-optometry, and psychology. By bringing together recognized experts, caring clinicians and industry leaders, we will focus on patient-centric clinical guidelines that most effectively apply the latest evidence-supported science in a best practices manner.