Prevention and Management of Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Youth Sports
April 9, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)
Closed head trauma is one of the most commonly reported injury complaints in pediatric emergency departments and is a significant cause of pediatric death and disability worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that among the 38 million youths who participate in organized sports in the U.S. concussion is the most common injury and has risen 57% among children (age 19 or younger). The events that lead to a TBI are usually predictable and preventable. The CDC wants to ensure the health and safety of our young athletes through their HEADS UP campaign initiative by informing athletes, parents and coaches about prevention, recognition and response to concussion.
Providers can take an active stance to reduce and prevent brain injuries through educational efforts. Injury prevention education is one of the most effective approaches to decreasing the number of pediatric concussions. This webinar will address concussion truths and myths; tools for concussion identification, diagnosis and management; and concussion rehabilitation.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Division Chief and Professor, Pediatric
Director, Safe Concussion Outcome,
Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University School of Medicine
MAJ Pamela DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Maryland
Continuing education credit will be available from Professional Education Services Group http://dcoe.cds.pesgce.com following the event.
Please note: DCoE's 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/or their families.
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