Live Course only = 15 credits
Click here for course details: https://www.healthclick.com/courses/Sports-Concussions.php
Live Course + Online Course = 28 total credits. With this option you will be registered for the course in Fargo AND have access to an additional concussion course online for one year! Here is a link to the additional online course: https://www.healthclick.com/courses/Current-Concussion-Evaluation-and-Treatment-Approaches.php
This course by North American Seminars, Inc. is a two-day advanced evidence-based course specific to Sport Related concussion in today's health care environment. Course attendees will be equipped with a systematic evaluation of patients who have sustained a concussion and will be provided with tools to improve patient outcomes to return an athlete safely and efficiently to play.
Here's a link to the course brochure with schedule:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe pathophysiology of sport related concussion and current diagnostic and management strategies employed both on the field and in the clinic.
- Identify potential symptomology following concussion to include cognitive, orthopedic, neurological, physiological and psychological dysfunction.
- Compare and contrast differences between special populations to include child and elite athletes in regard to concussion management.
- Discuss objective testing utilized in sport related concussion to include sideline assessment tools, computerized neurocognitive testing, and specific measures for cervical, ocular, vestibular and exertional impairments.
- Perform a comprehensive concussion evaluation to include cervical examination, vestibular ocular examination and exertional testing to quantify impairments commonly occurring with concussion injury.
- Identify driving subtypes via clinical trajectories specific to individual patients in order to facilitate return to sport in a timely fashion when appropriate.
- Compare and contrast current evidence on the role of rest versus guided active rehabilitation strategies to include decision-making on initiation of return to play protocol.
- Design appropriate impairment based treatment plans based on clinical trajectories and driving subtypes that are multi-modal to insure safe return to play.
- Employ sports specific drills that address post concussive impairments and insure athlete is safe to return to sport and/or activity.
- Identify patient that need referral to neuropsychology, neurology or possible neuro-optometry for further assistace in post concussive management.
- Discuss patient and caregiver education on current evidence regarding residual effects and potential sequelae from concussion injury.
- Describe current technology available for both diagnostic and intervention of sport related concussion.
- Design effective home exercise program to prevent recurrence of symptomology and facilitate functional athletic independence.