Using the Performance Triad for Optimal Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

July 14, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


In 2013 Army Medicine launched the Performance Triad to maintain, restore and improve health through making informed choices. This holistic approach to health systems focuses on three key foundations that influence a person’s health – sleep, activity and nutrition. Under the model of maintaining, restoring and improving health, the Performance Triad offers a proactive approach to wellness; this model can empower patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) to actively engage in their recovery by integrating informed choices with the supportive care of their providers. The Army Ready and Resilient Campaign is an example of the Performance Triad approach.

Service members and veterans with a TBI often experience disruptions in sleep patterns and restrictions in both physical and cognitive activities during the recovery period. Dietary factors may influence recovery and should be carefully considered in patient management. Health care providers, therefore, should pay particular attention to sleep, exercise (or activity level) and nutrition in managing patients with mild TBIs. Providers can effectively apply the key components of the Performance Triad to optimize patient recovery.

This webinar will review the essential components of the Performance Triad and describe how clinicians can apply this model to enhance patient outcomes from TBI.

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

  • Identify and explain the Army Performance Triad: Sleep, Activity and Nutrition
  • Examine the unique benefits of the Performance Triad Model for implementing holistic models of recovery in TBI patients
  • Describe available Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) resources to aid in the TBI recovery process as it pertains to the Army Performance Triad Model


Dr. Panakkal David, M.D.
TBI subject matter expert Clinical Affairs Division Contract support for DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland
Gary McKinney, M.S., CBIS
Office of Clinical Practice and Clinical Recommendations chief Clinical Affairs Division DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland
1st Lt. Paul Rosbrook, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Outpatient Nutrition Clinic chief Nutrition Services Department Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland


Jessicah Ray, PA-C
TBI subject matter expert Clinical Affairs Division Contract support for DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) July 14, 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 traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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