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Sports Concussion and Closed Head Injury: One Family's Diagnostic Journey (1 credit Video)

Hours: 1.00

Target Audience: Physicians of all specialties who may treat head injured patients, including pediatrics, adult primary care, emergency medicine, neurology, physical medicine and psychiatry. Other interested healthcare providers are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: March 8, 2016
Review Date: September 8, 2018
Expiration Date: March 8, 2019

Description: Much of what was thought about the diagnosis and management of concussion and head injury has changed in recent years. Concussion has increasingly been in the public eye due to the professional football players’ claim against the NFL and soldiers’ brain injuries from explosives. In 2013, the Institute of Medicine’s expert panel reported that “little is known about how to prevent, diagnose, or manage concussive head injury”— and yet, every day physicians are charged with doing so. This video presentation follows the diagnostic journey of one family and their head-injured son. It aims to identify what physicians of all specialties can do to improve recognition of concussive injury, prevent further harm and promote maximum recovery.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1) Recognize the symptoms of concussion and describe the issues that can confound
2) Be aware there are concussion/head injury protocols and where to find them.
3) Be able to educate and advise the concussion patient/family on the benefits of physical and
    cognitive rest, gradual return to activity, and the risks of returning to activity prematurely. 
4) Describe criteria about when and to whom to refer the head injured patient.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:

Florida - This activity includes content on avoiding medical error
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The speakers, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Speakers: 
Narrator; K. Caraway, JD - Read Bio
Physician Speakers:
Aaron Karlin, MD - Read Bio 
Elmore F. Rigamer, MD, MPA - Read Bio
Keith Van Meter, MD, FACEP - Read Bio

Medical Writer: Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements - Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References tab/link below.

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