Course components are delivered online or in print:
- 10 evidence-based practice articles from Sports Medicine Research
- Continuing education exam
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe how common concussions are in various sports and age groups.
- Identify how clinicians in the United States assess concussions.
- Apply common concussion assessments and maximize their diagnostic properties, validity, and reliability.
- Interpret the outcomes of concussion assessments with an appreciation of how various factors (e.g., environment, other clinical diagnoses) may influence the outcomes.
Concussion resulting in mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in contact sports. Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion CE Course
consists of a collection of evidence-based articles focused on the assessment and analysis of concussions, a topic that has quickly gained momentum in sport and activity. In this continuing education course, editors Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, and Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, cofounders of Sports Medicine Research (SportsMedRes.org), have compiled a review of the research on epidemiology, etiology, and assessment of concussions. The articles are followed by an exam containing 50 questions. Upon passing the exam, you may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.
Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion CE Course
supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the newly required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification. Evidence-based practice is becoming the standard for all allied health professionals. The articles in this course introduce athletic trainers to the concept of seeking out and evaluating relevant research so they may apply it to their daily practice to aid their athletes.
Table of Contents
Concussions Among United States High School Athletes
Youth Soccer Girls Heading Up in the Concussion Rates
Are We Assessing and Managing Concussions Properly?
If You’re Not Using the SCAT-2 For On-Field Concussion Diagnosis, Maybe You Should Be
Online ImPACT Test Is a Valid Method of Detecting Concussions
Clinical Reaction Time: A Simple and Effective Assessment Tool for Concussions
Balance Error Scoring System and a Need for Reliability in the Clinic
Diagnostic Methods Using a Computer-Based Cognitive Test May Lead to False Positives
Smaller Groups and More Supervision May Be Necessary for Baseline Testing in Younger Athletes
Preliminary Baseline ImPACT Data for Those With ADHD or Learning Disabilities
A continuing education course for athletic trainers, coaches, physical
therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.