Clinical Provider Training for Managing Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion

Nearly all service members with a combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) report a sleep disturbance initially. Sleep difficulties can include slow recovery from the TBI, worsening of symptoms such as pain, irritability, and memory problems, and even functional problems when socializing, responding to rehabilitation, and after returning to work.

The Sleep Interactive Provider Training introduces the Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI Clinical Recommendation and companion clinical support tool and teaches military providers the evaluation and management of sleep disturbances following concussion in the deployed and non-deployed primary-care setting.

Objectives of this interactive training include:

  • Identify common sleep disturbances following a concussion
  • Learn the purpose and administration of the focused sleep assessment
  • Identify red flags indicating the need to refer the patient to a sleep medicine specialist, emergency department or psychiatrist
  • Identify any other health conditions that may be present simultaneously with the sleep disturbance
  • Identify first-line pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for sleep disturbances
  • Understand the importance of stimulus control and sleep hygiene in controlling sleep disorders.

Knowledge assessment questions are included throughout the course with a final assessment at the end. Launch course >

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