Collaborative Care in Concussion Management
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A concussion is a common form of mild traumatic brain injury that results from an impact on the head or body. An estimated 1.6 to 3.6 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year in the United States alone. Symptomology varies greatly depending on the impacted area of the brain, and diagnostic testing typically evaluates for physical deficits (e.g., balance, coordination) and cognitive changes (e.g., alertness, memory, problem-solving).
Although approximately 70% of patients experience vision-related symptoms, visual performance measures are not as routinely implemented in concussion screening. This can lead to missed diagnosis and impaired cognitive functioning in the patient's future. Ophthalmologic evaluation enhances concussion detection and improves symptom management and patient outcomes. Due to the high incidence of concussion and its variable symptomology, visual specialists should always be included on the patient care team. Healthcare providers must accurately evaluate visual performance for all suspected concussion cases.
DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.
- Identify the roles of Occupational Therapy and Optometry in concussion management.
- Discuss the importance of evaluating the visual system following a concussion to optimize functional outcomes.
- Examine a case study example of collaborative concussion management.
Session proposals are now being accepted for the DMU Grand Rounds series! Have you encountered an interesting clinical case, seen a patient with a unique history, condition, and/or treatment protocol, or been involved with interprofessional management that improves patient care and treatment outcomes? If so, you're invited and encouraged to submit a session proposal! You do not need to be a member of the DMU community to submit a proposal. To learn more about the series and access the submission form, please click the button below.
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Kelsee Hove, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, DRS
Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Des Moines University
Emily Summerfield, OTR/L, CBIS
Occupational Therapist and Complex Concussion Committee, On With Life
Beth Triebel, OD, FCOVD
Optometrist, Vision Park Family Eye Care
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Kelsee Hove, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, DRS - Speaker
- Emily Summerfield, OTR/L, CBIS - Speaker
- Beth Triebel, OD, FCOVD - Speaker
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 1.00 AOA Category 1A
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 IBON
Two attendance options:
- Des Moines University students, faculty, and staff - No registration is necessary to attend on-site or register through Zoom to attend on-line.
- All other interested individuals - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DMU is closed to external visitors. Only individuals with an active DMU badge may attend on-site. Register through Zoom.