Concussion is Treatable
2.00 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 40.00 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2019-12-31
The topic of sport-related concussion has become increasingly more popular due to the number of concussive injuries and concern for both short- and long-term health issues. The current recommendations for the management of concussion include physical and cognitive rest until symptoms resolve, followed by a graduate return to activity progression.
However, recent evidence suggests that rest is often underutilized (Valovich McLeod, In press), strict physical and cognitive rest may delay recovery (Thomas, 2015), closely monitored rehabilitation in post-acute phase can improve recovery time in adolescents who were slow to recover (Gagnon, Brain Inj, 2009), controlled sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise can improve recovery in athletes with post-concussion syndrome (Leddy, CJSM, 2010,2011) and vestibular rehabilitation can decrease symptoms and increase balance and quality of life (Alsalaheen, 2010). These findings are not surprising considering there is a significant body of literature regarding positive effects of exercise on physical and mental health.
While rest is still beneficial in the initial day or two following concussion (Valovich McLeod, In press), many clinicians may not be aware of the recent discussions regarding active treatment for concussion. Furthermore, a gap in both knowledge and practice exist in that many clinicians still follow the recommendations for rest and are hesitant to initiate active treatments that may benefit their patients. Therefore, the purposes of this presentation are to provide an overview of the discussions and agreement statements stemming from the Targeting Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM) Approach developed following the UPMC expert meeting and discuss the current state of evidence regarding rest, activity and treatments for concussion.
1. Identify the components of a comprehensive concussion evaluation
2. Discuss the importance of sleep on the recovery after concussion
3. Describe ways to educate your patient on strategies to help with sleep
4. Understand the role of cardiovascular exercise in treatment
5. Understand the different profiles/subtypes/ deficits that can occur with concussion and know what activities can exacerbate the symptoms of each
6. Discuss the importance of a treatment team in the management of concussions
7. Describe the evidence for and against cognitive rest and academic accommodations following concussion
8. Discuss how cognitive rest and academic accommodations can be implemented when required
9. Identify the potential treatments for concussion based on existing evidence
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 2 lessons and a final exam.
The lesson consists of a video and or other lesson materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a RMATA EBP BOC certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
STUDENT REGISTRATION AND RMATA COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
Students will first have to register as a student by filling out and submitting a completed Innovative CEUs, LLC (ICEU)
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Age Level: Does NOT apply, just pick one age level
Governing Body: Must be RMATA
Specialty: must be EBP
Student Role: must be Athletic Trainer
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Course Completion Information:
A. 90 days to start course
B. Once course started, 10 days to complete course
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Completion of Course Final Exam. Then the course will be posted to the Completed Courses page.
Students need to complete end End of Course Survey on the Completed Course Page.
End of Course Survey will need to be completed by all students who successfully complete each RMATA course final exam for them to generate their RMATA EBP BOC CEU Certificates. (Certificates are always available for completed courses on Completed Course Page).
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About the Instructor
Randy P. Cohen, ATC, DPT
Randy Cohen is the Associate Athletics Director for Medical Services at the University of Arizona. Cohen has a degree in athletic training from Purdue University, a degree in physical therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a doctorate of physical therapy from Simmons College. He was an athletic trainer at Purdue University (8 years) and Notre Dame (1 year) before coming to Arizona in 2001. Dr. Cohen is the current Associate AD for Medical Services, Director of the Athletic Treatment Center and Head Athletic Trainer for football at the University of Arizona.
Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Dr. McLeod has a BS in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College, a MS in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and a PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia.
Dr. McLeod is a professor and Director of Athletic Training Programs at A.T. Still University. She currently teaches the Evidence-Based Practice course in the post-professional athletic. She has taught this course for past 7 years and has also taught EBP courses in both the Doctor of Health Sciences and Human Movement programs at ATSU. She wrote the EBP chapter in Sue Hillman?s introductory text, published by Human Kinetics and was the co-author on two papers related to EBP and clinical outcomes published in the Journal of Athletic Training. Dr. McLeod also has a distinguished line of research in the area of sport-related concussion with numerous studies published regarding coach, athlete, parent and healthcare provider knowledge, awareness and management of concussion.