Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
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, monitoring and/or referral for the patient.
2. Perform clinical examination for possible concussion using evidence-based tools, including but not limited to the SCAT5 and King-Devick test for visual performance.
3. Advise athletes, parents, and coaches on when an athlete is able to return to play following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury in accordance with return-to-play guidelines.
4. Outline a multidisciplinary, collaborative management plan for patients with persistent postconcussion symptoms.
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Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM – Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago; Medical Director, Rush- Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, Illinois; Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care, Yorkville, Illinois
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