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 routinely implemented in concussion screening. This can lead to missed diagnosis and impaired cognitive functioning in the patient's future. Evaluation of the visual system 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.
- 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.
Recording date: May 5, 2022
Date of original release: May 11, 2022
Most recent review/update: May 11, 2022
Termination date: May 10, 2025
Kelsee Hove, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, DRS
Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Des Moines University
- Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
- Bachelor of Arts, Family Services, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Emily Summerfield, OTR/L, CBIS
Occupational Therapist, Team Lead, and Complex Concussion Committee Team Member, On With Life
- Graduate and undergraduate degrees: College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
Beth Triebel, OD, FCOVD
Optometrist, Vision Park Family Eye Care
- Guaduate Degree, Pennsylvania College of Optometry1991
- Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, 1995
- Young Optometrist of the Year Award, Iowa Optometric Association, 1999
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- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The planning committee member(s) and 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 1B
- 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 1.00 IBON