Reduction of and Response to Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (A.K.A. "Concussion")

March 24, 2011

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, and other interested health professionals involved in pediatric care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss incidence and prevalence of youth concussion in sports.
  2. Describe the unique vulnerability of the immature brain to primary and secondary concussion.
  3. Identify the signs, symptoms, and behaviors of concussion and other brain injuries.
  4. Describe protocols for response to concussions and other brain injuries in youth sports.


Geoff Lauer
Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Iowa


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also 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).

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    03/24/2011 - 12:00pm CDT
    Event ends: 
    03/24/2011 - 1:00pm CDT
    Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines 1111 6th Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    DO: Des Moines University continuing education and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.0 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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