Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI Clinical Suite
The Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI product suite consists of a clinical recommendation and companion support tool, as well as a training guide and fact sheet. Service members and veterans who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) – known as a concussion – often report difficulty sleeping. This product suite is designed to guide primary care managers in the assessment and management of common sleep disorders, including insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder and obstructive sleep apnea.
This product suite represents a collaborative approach between the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and the Defense Department TBI Quad Services – the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force – as well as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program; National Intrepid Center of Excellence; U.S. Central Command; Readiness Division of the Defense Health Agency; the Coast Guard; and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Note that each service may mandate specific requirements following a concussion.
|Clinical Recommendation||A narrative document that outlines the identification and assessment of sleep disturbances; primary care manager initial treatment options; and recommended conditions for referral to sleep medicine.|
|Clinical Support Tool||Pocket-sized reference card that details the algorithmic approach for how to assess and manage sleep disturbances.|
|Training Guide||Educational presentation for providers that offers insight into the products in the suite (includes knowledge tests and case studies).|
|Healthy Sleep Fact Sheet||Double-sided patient handout that includes information on stimulus control, sleep hygiene, progressive muscle relaxation and multimedia resources.|
|Interactive Provider Training (New!)||An online course for medical providers to learn about the clinical recommendation for diagnosing and treating common post-concussion sleep disturbances.|