Research relating to concussion and youth sports has led to a better understanding of the long-term effects of concussions on children and adolescents. Primary care physicians will want to stay informed as they deal with sports-related injuries in their patients. This course gives physicians the tools to address concussions. Shane Miller, MD, a pediatric sports-medicine expert, explains how primary care physicians can evaluate sports-related concussion and discusses concussion treatment and prevention in young patients. The course also outlines Texas law related to concussion management for student athletes.
The course is divided into five parts:
1. Overview (9:58)
2. Diagnosing a Concussion (17:20)
3. Managing Concussions (17:31)
4. Texas Law (4:14)
5. Key Points (1:29)
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Expiration Date: August 1, 2016
Primary care physicians
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
Describe the signs and symptoms of a concussion,
Discuss initial evaluation and management of sports-related concussion, and
Understand Texas law as it relates to concussion management and Texas physicians
This course is made possible by a grant from the TMA Foundation.