Improving Clinical Concussion Assessments Through Quantitative and Non-Invasive Measurements


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Concussion management remains a difficult issue for athletic trainers. While many different assessment techniques are available for use, their utility can be limited by subjectivity, practice effects, or impracticality in most athletic training settings. To translate findings from extensive protocols to clinically viable tests, we implemented a multifaceted and objective testing protocol of collegiate athletes after concussion consisting of portable tests that are relatively easy and time efficient to administer. Specifically, we assessed the neurocognitive function, dual-task gait patterns, electrophsyiologic profile, and biomarker profile of athletes tested within 72 hours of a concussion and followed across time for the subsequent 3 months.

1. To describe and review the literature related to currently available concussion tests
2. To describe the results from our study investigating the use of emerging technology in clinical concussion evaluations.
3. To explain how our results may translate to widespread use by athletic trainers in a variety of different settings.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Practice Domain: Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis

This course was developed specifically for athletic trainers.

The course is delivered online using an video/audio format.

Sport Safety International (BOC Approved Provider #: P8228) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A hours/CEUs.

This course is valid for two years from the date of purchase.


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