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TBI: Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment – Live Stream
January 11 @ 9:00 AM - January 13 @ 6:00 PM EST$1250 – $1400
TBI: Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment
Frederick R Carrick, DC, PhD, MS-HPEd
Professor of Neurology
The Carrick Institute is excited to announce a comprehensive update of concussion curriculum. This new addition to the Carrick Institute Program has been designed to allow healthcare professionals and those in training to obtain mastery in the assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of patients that have suffered a concussion/mTBI.
The approach to concussion diagnosis and management has been evolving at an unprecedented rate that demands an update in clinical applications for those healthcare practitioners that attend these patients. Implementation of concussion protocols has been made by a variety of expert committees. These protocols are changing the applications associated with the previous understanding of brain injury and treatment. The Carrick Institute has been a major player in the initiation of applications that diagnose and treat head injuries but also minimize the risk of head injury. The attention to sports injury and disability in the press has placed a great demand on the scientific community to address the many questions that remain. The objective of this contemporary update program is to present the topic of concussion by educational interaction designed to promote the mastery of skills needed to manage concussion in a contemporary fashion. The emerging scientific data, from biomarkers and serum studies to imaging modalities, and brain networking are central to a clinical understanding and approach of these injuries. This update program has been designed to contribute to both the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to sports concussion in a contemporary and evidence-based fashion. It is presented by our clinician educator team that have many years of experience in the treatment of high profile patients who have suffered a brain injury.
At the end of this 25-hour update program, clinicians should be able to:
- Realize increased awareness of head injury and patient education, while developing the practitioner skills of recognition and real-time diagnosis of a concussion that is crucial in treatment.
- Realize the clinical skills necessary to be proficient in an objective and standardized assessment of concussion.
- Realize a clinical fluency in the systematic review of the evidence supporting diagnostic and treatment paradigms of concussion.
- Learn to recognize the neurological signs and symptoms of concussion that can be subtle and transient, as well as those that represent persistent sequelae, such as impaired attention and balance that make affected patients particularly vulnerable to further injury.
- Realize the benefit and gain the skills necessary to utilize the available screening tools for concussion, with particular emphasis on the role of visual function testing.
- Realize the disconnect between clinical and biomechanical research efforts and develop a treatment paradigm using a biomechanical perspective in concert with a brain-based paradigm.
- Realize an understanding of the biomechanics of the brain during head impact, as well as the potential population-based and gender differences in concussion tolerance.
- Realize the current and novel potential intervention strategies to reduce the incidence of injury, and common biomechanical misconceptions.
- Realize the effects of concussion on the autonomic nervous system and its control of cerebral blood flow.
- Realize the skills necessary to engage in treatments of concussion using physical and cognitive activity paced until all symptoms resolve.
- Realize the skills necessary to measure and quantify exercise and rehabilitation strategies necessary in the treatment of concussion.
- Realize the skills necessary to establish physiological recovery from concussion.
Clinicians Enrolled in the Module will Receive:
- Flipped classroom available in your on-demand coursework
- 3 Days of live training via onsite or live-stream with Professor Frederick Carrick
- 25-neurology hours towards the ACFN Neurology Fellowship
- 1 Year of access to the On-Demand recording of the module.
- 3 months of unlimited access to Medline upon completion of the module
- Weekly interactive learning tools delivered to their smartphone, tablet or computer for one year to maximize their retention and skill utilization.
Continuing Education (CE) Information:
January 11, 2019: 9-6pm EST
January 12, 2019: 9-6pm EST
January 13, 2019: 9-3pm EST