Evaluation and Management of Concussions in the Student Health Center

Fees   Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Program Information

Description

Mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) or concussions can affect student participation in activities of daily living including academic success. Despite abundant literature on the subject, there persists a knowledge gap and inconsistent practice in the clinical setting. Early recognition and identification is necessary to aid in prompt treatment and management. College health nurses may be the first professionals to assess the student who sustains a head injury, and utilizing a standardized assessment tool and evidence based clinical practice guidelines can guide the care of the patient. The objective of this evidence based project was to increase college health nurses’ knowledge and confidence in treating the student with a mild traumatic brain injury by implementing an assessment tool and clinical practice guidelines in the student health center.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

The participant should be able to:

  1. Define mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).
  2. List the four domains affected by head injury.
  3. Define diagnosis of MTBI.
  4. Explain how a standardized assessment tool and patient education can standardize management of concussions in the student health center.

Faculty

Mary Agnes Ostick, DNP, CRNP
Villanova University

Michael Duncan, MD
Villanova University

Program Planning Committee

Resolution of Potential Conflicts of Interest — Program Planning Committee:
Program Planning Committee members have completed conflict of interest statements regarding relationships with commercial entities. Each of the Program Planning Committee members have reported no relevant financial conflicts of interest.

Fees

The fee for the download of this program is $25.00 and is payable directly to Conference Media via their website (see link below). We encourage you to share this download with colleagues at your institution.

There is an additional fee for each individual requesting continuing education credit. This is payable to ACHA and is required prior to receiving your CE certificate. This fee is non-refundable.

ACHA individual members at member institutions: FREE
ACHA individual members at a non-member institution: $15
Nonmembers: $25

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

It is estimated that it will require 1.0 hours to view the download of this program and complete the post-test and evaluation. (You will be asked to identify the type of credit you are requesting when you take the post-test.)

Step 1: Purchase and view the download of the session. (Viewing this download requires QuickTime 7, available free from Apple.com.)

Step 2: Complete the Post-test and Evaluation Form. (Note: you may print the post-test prior to viewing the download.)

Step 3: Purchase CE creditException: ACHA individual members at member institutions receive free credit, so may skip this step.  

Statements and Disclosures

Accreditation

  • The American College Health Association (ACHA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    ACHA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Off-Label Product Use

This educational activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Policy on Continuing Education Post-Tests

It is the policy of the American College Health Association that when a post-test is required upon completion of a continuing education activity, participants must receive a passing grade of 80%. If participants receive a grade lower than 80%, they will be given the opportunity to re-take the post-test one time. If they receive 80% or higher the second time, they will be awarded continuing education credits/contact hours for the activity. We encourage participants to complete the post-test and evaluation form immediately after viewing the download. Those with a passing grade of 80% on the post-test will receive their CE certificate electronically within two weeks.

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial company with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Type of Continuing Education

  • CME: 1.0

About this Activity

Self-paced, synchronized audio and PowerPoint “capture” of a live program

If you received continuing education credit for the original live presentation (ACHA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 2015), you are not eligible for additional credit.

Important Dates

Released: September 2015
Expires: October 1, 2017