DVBIC offers online courses for military and civilian health care providers to examine traumatic brain injury (TBI) topics including definition, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment. Continuing education credit is currently unavailable for these courses.
Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI
This interactive training guides primary care providers in the assessment and management of post-concussion sleep disorders in non-deployed and deployed settings. The course provides:
- An overview of sleep disturbances
- Instructions on how to screen patients for sleep disturbances
- Specific diagnosis and treatment guidelines for managing insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder and obstructive sleep apnea
Knowledge assessment questions are included throughout the course with a summative assessment after completion of the course. This online training is part of the Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI Clinical Recommendation suite. Select the link below to get started:
TBI 201: Overview of TBI for Military Health Care Providers
This course comprehensively explores TBI in five parts: TBI definition and the impact on the military; pathophysiology including primary versus secondary injuries, levels of severity and screening for concussion; examination and evaluation including symptoms and neuroimaging techniques; treatment in the acute phase and non-deployed setting, long term complications and recovery/reintegration; and outcomes and research. There are also several resources at the end of the module that will benefit military providers in their practice. Select the link to get started:
Deployment-Related Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-occurring Conditions
DVBIC, in partnership with WETA-TV-FM, created this online course for civilian health care providers who care for service members and veterans who have sustained a TBI. The course takes approximately two hours to complete. The course includes commentary from providers and patients, real world examples, and case studies.
This course focuses on treatment for patients who have ongoing symptoms after sustaining a mild TBI. Providers will learn how to identify and treat the co-occurring conditions that are common in deployment-related mild TBI — sleep disturbances, mood changes, headaches and memory problems. Select the link to get started: