Clinical Tools for Providers on Mild TBI

DVBIC offers providers a variety of tools to help ensure the delivery of quality care in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Clinical Suites

DVBIC optimizes clinical care by combining evidence from medical literature, health care research and expert opinion to develop and provide clinical suites to help providers deliver evidence-based treatment and address the challenges associated with mild TBI. Clinical suites can be made up of one or more of the following:

  • Clinical recommendations, which provide guidance on assessing and managing mild TBI symptoms
  • Clinical support tools that offer an algorithmic approach to evaluating, managing and referring mild TBI patients for specialty care
  • Health care provider training slides that show providers how to identify and treat patients with mild TBI-related symptoms
  • Fact sheets or brochures, which provide tips and tools to help service members and veterans cope with a mild TBI

Below are the topics of our clinical suites:

  • Management of Headache Following Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings (February 2016)

    Includes state-of-the-science products that can support the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of post-traumatic headache. You can access recommendations to guide treatment in deployed and non-deployed settings. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool, training slides and patient education fact sheet.

  • Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings (June 2014)

    Provides guidance to help primary care managers assess and manage sleep disturbances associated with mild TBI. Includes specific recommendations for managing symptoms of insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder and obstructive sleep apnea. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool, training slides and healthy sleep fact sheet. Also available separately is the Warfighter Sleep Kit.

  • Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Primary Care Manager in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings (January 2014)

    Provides an initial framework for gradually increasing service member activity following mild TBI. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool, training slides and educational brochure.

  • Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Rehabilitation Provider in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings (January 2014)

    Provides details for rehabilitation providers in the management of service members who have sustained mild TBI and includes guidance for six rehabilitation stages of the evaluation and monitoring process. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool, training slides and patient education tool.

  • Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting (July 2013)

    Offers guidance for a standard approach for imaging from the acute through chronic stages following mild TBI in the non-deployed setting. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool and training slides.

  • Assessment and Management of Visual Dysfunction Associated with Mild TBI (January 2013)

    Provides an approach to evaluating visual dysfunction following mild TBI and offers guidance regarding referral for further eye or visual evaluation and care. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool and training slides.

  • Assessment and Management of Dizziness Associated with Mild TBI (September 2012)

    Provides an approach to evaluate dizziness following mild TBI and guidance regarding referral for further vestibular evaluation and care. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool, training slides and patient education fact sheet.

  • Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Screening Post Mild TBI Recommendation (March 2012)

    Provides an approach to identifying patients with mild TBI who may benefit from further endocrine evaluation and care. Clinical suite includes a clinical recommendation, clinical support tool and training slides.

More Clinical Tools

In additional to clinical suites, DVBIC offers the following tools to assist in the identification, treatment and management of patients with mild TBI in deployed and non-deployed settings.

Additional Resources

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