Concussion and Return to Play Guidelines

Return to all Musculoskeletal and Sports Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Identify the immediate and delayed symptoms of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury and recommend appropriate testing or monitoring of the patient.
2. Recognize when altered consciousness might have been caused by an intracranial blood clot and recommend additional testing, monitoring, and treatment.
3. Perform clinical examination and sideline assessment for possible concussion using evidence-based tools, including but not limited to the SCAT3 and King-Devick test for visual performance.
4. Advise athletes and coaches on when an athlete is able to return to play following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020

Michael Seth Smith, MD, CAQ-SM, Pharm D; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation; Division of Sports Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020
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