Return to Duty Following Mild TBI: Lessons Learned from Sports Concussion Management

Dec. 8, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Overview

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects active-duty service members at home and in deployed settings. This injury can affect performance and make the decision to return to duty challenging. Currently, health care providers use best practices and evidence from sports concussion research to help determine when a service member with mild TBI is ready to return to duty.

Presenters will describe return-to-play guidelines from sports concussion literature with applications to a military environment. They will explore the role of the certified athletic trainer in the prevention, recognition and proper management of concussions, also known as mild TBI. Presenters will also highlight a standardized approach for progressive return to activity based on the sports concussion approach.

After this webinar, you will know how to:

  • Discuss the impact that mild TBI may have on service members and how providers can determine when they are ready to return to duty.
  • Articulate approaches for evaluating service member readiness for duty after concussion.
  • Describe the role of the certified athletic trainer in the prevention, recognition, evaluation and management of people with mild TBI.
  • Apply a standardized process for service members and athletes recovering from concussion.

Presenters

Scott Livingston, Ph.D., PT, ATC
Education Division Director Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Silver Spring, Maryland
Jay Sedory, M.Ed., ATC, EMT-T
Certified Athletic Trainer The Basic School United States Marine Corps Quantico, Virginia

Moderator

Gary McKinney, M.S., CBIS
Chief of Clinical Practice and Clinical Recommendations Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Dec. 8, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and TBI care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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