To promote the best possible care for service members, veterans and their families, DVBIC offers a variety of training opportunities for military and civilian health care providers on the causes, symptoms and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These training opportunities are free and many provide health care professionals the chance to earn continuing education credits.
Here’s a list of training opportunities available.
DVBIC, in collaboration with Defense Health Agency (DHA) Continuing Education Program Office, hosted educational webinars from November, 2012 to March, 2018 to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The webinars are targeted to health care providers, and are appropriate for other audiences. Presentations, transcripts and resources from past webinars are archived and available via the Webinars page.
VA/DVBIC TBI Clinical Grand Rounds
New Department of Veterans Affairs and DVBIC TBI Clinical Grand Rounds presentations are discontinued effective January 2017. Archived Grand Rounds presentations (quarterly lectures presented by Department of Veterans Affairs and DVBIC subject matter experts designed for providers) will remain available for viewing, but continuing education credit will no longer be available.
On an annual basis, DVBIC brings together experts and leading voices in all aspects of the treatment of TBI in the military to share the latest news and resources. Most events are hybrid — combining a live in-person event with a virtual component. Slide presentations, and video and audio recordings from these events are available on the website. Visit Conferences for more information.
DVBIC offers interactive Web-based trainings for health care providers to examine TBI topics such as definition, pathophysiology, assessment and treatment. Visit Online Courses for more information.
Provider Education for Clinical Recommendations
DVBIC provides complementary training slides for our clinical recommendations on the treatment of mild TBI. The training slides provide a comprehensive overview of the use of the clinical recommendation, and include knowledge tests and case studies to further educate providers on the appropriate use of the clinical recommendation. Training slides for the following clinical recommendations are available for download:
- Management of Headache Following Concussion/Mild TBI
- Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Concussion/Mild TBI
- Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Primary Care Manager in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings
- Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Rehabilitation Provider in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings
- Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting
- Assessment and Management of Visual Dysfunction Associated with Mild TBI
- Assessment and Management of Dizziness Associated with Mild TBI
- Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Screening Post Mild TBI Recommendation