APPROVED FOR .25 BOC CATEGORY A CEU
Sport-related concussion management requires that certified athletic trainers are up-to-date on the most contemporary guidelines and standards. As the media sheds light on this important medical issue, student-athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, and the lay public have become more educated on the topic. In turn, this has forced medical professionals, including certified athletic trainers to stay current. This educational session will incorporate the newest sport-related concussion guidelines set forth from the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion held in Berlin, Germany October 2016. In addition, attendees will learn about contemporary technologies that have enabled researchers and clinicians to gain greater insight into the sub-concussive impacts that occur to the head in a variety of collision/contact sports including football, ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Finally, participants will take part in a “hands-on” workshop that will incorporate the recent evidence-based and validated concussion assessment tools that can serve to guide “BEST” clinical practice.
1. Understanding of the most contemporary sport-related concussion sideline assessment tool, including the SCAT5 document.
2. Gain insight into the most effective return-to-play protocols, including graduated steps for the most effective management of sport-related concussions.
3. Access and apply the contemporary evidence examining the technologies available that aid in our understanding of both the short and long-term effects of sport-related concussions on brain physiology.
4. Apply through “hands-on” opportunities contemporary sport-related concussion assessments including the King-Devick test, VOMS, clinical reaction time testing, Trail-Making Test, computerized BESS testing, tandem gait testing, and others.
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Practice Domain: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection, Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis, Immediate and Emergency Care, Therapeutic Interventions
This course was developed specifically for athletic trainers.
SCHEDULE AND FORMAT
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 .25 Category A hours/CEUs.
This course is valid for two years from the date of purchase.