Evaluation and Management of Concussions in the Student Health Center
Fees Instructions for Obtaining Credit
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.
- Physicians and Physician Assistants
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
The participant should be able to:
- Define mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).
- List the four domains affected by head injury.
- Define diagnosis of MTBI.
- Explain how a standardized assessment tool and patient education can standardize management of concussions in the student health center.
Mary Agnes Ostick, DNP, CRNP
Michael Duncan, MD
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.
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
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 credit. Exception: ACHA individual members at member institutions receive free credit, so may skip this step.
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