TBI Management in the Deployed Environment: The Concussion Care Center Model

Feb. 13, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when trauma to the head disrupts the function of the brain. TBI is commonly known as the signature wound of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. Drawing on personal experience at the National Atlantic Treaty Organization Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the presenters will share their approach to TBI management in the deployed, multidisciplinary setting. The discussion will delineate the role of the concussion care center, a role proven instrumental in contributing to a significant increase in the return-to-duty rates for service members.  Additionally, the presentation will highlight psychological and trauma coping aspects affecting recovery following a concussion in a forward deployed location.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the interdisciplinary treatment approach to TBI in the deployed setting
  • Explain the phases of recovery at a concussion care center
  • Identify early inventions following a concussion to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Evaluate the impact of post concussive symptoms and PTSD on cognitive functioning


Cmdr. Randy Reese, MSC, U.S. Navy
Senior Neuropsychologist Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Capt. Katherine Hill, M.S., OTR/L, U.S. Army
Assistant Chief of Occupational Therapy Martin Army Community Hospital Fort Benning, Ga.


Capt. (P) Tisha Bridge, PA-C, SP, U.S. Army
Chief, Office of Education Outreach Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Md.

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