- Iverson, Grant, PhD
This FREE, 4-week on-demand course offers 9.75 CME/CE credits and provides a comprehensive overview of diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, recovery patterns, and rehabilitation strategies for traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Course faculty begin with a focus on foundational knowledge about TBI, such as the spectrum of TBI severity, anticipated outcomes between mild versus severe TBI, and criteria for diagnosis and management of TBI from onset through the acute recovery stage. Topics then progress to address common clinical challenges associated with TBI, such as:
- Recognizing similarities and differences in recovery among athletes, civilians and active-duty service members
- Differentiating typical from atypical recovery patterns
- Selecting treatment and rehabilitation strategies for veterans with mild TBI and ongoing problems with mental health and chronic pain
Our goal is to help you translate knowledge into enhanced clinical practice that provides better outcomes for patients, so the course includes live interaction with faculty at set times each week to address clinical questions and discuss course materials. Course content is 100% mobile-friendly and completely on-demand, so you can participate whenever your schedule allows.
Presenters for this course include:
- Grant L. Iverson, PhD, Course Director
- Timothy J. Petersen, PhD
- Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, MEd
- Nicholas A. Tritos, MD, DSc
- Ross D. Zafonte, DO
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the spectrum of traumatic brain injury severity.
- Explain the differences in anticipated outcomes between those with mild versus severe TBI.
- Explain the criteria for diagnosing a mild traumatic brain injury and the recommendations for how to manage the injury in the acute recovery stage.
- Recognize the similarities and differences in recovery trajectories among athletes, civilians, and active duty service members.
- Differentiate typical from atypical recovery patterns.
- Describe the differential diagnoses for the post-concussion syndrome.
- Demonstrate an understanding of treatment and rehabilitation strategies for veterans who have a history of mild TBI and ongoing problems with mental health and chronic pain.
Subject to change without notice.
Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury: Definitions, Severity, and Clinical Features
Part 1. Moderate-Severe TBI
Part 2. Mild TBI
Mild TBI Diagnosis, Early Management, and Overview of the Post-Concussion Syndrome
Part 1. Identification/Diagnosis
Part 2. Rest, Return to Activity, and use of Education and Reassurance
Part 3. Introduction to the Post-Concussion Syndrome
Treatment and Rehabilitation Services
Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy
Part 1. Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Rehabilitation
Part 2. Physical Therapy
Bonus (Non-Accredited) Session
Hypopituitarism After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Senior Physical Therapist, Sports Physical Therapy Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Director, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Program
Associate Director, Traumatic Brain Injury, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Associate Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Program Director, The Bulfinch Program
Clinical Psychologist, Home Base Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Staff Neuroendocrinologist, Neuroendocrine Unit and the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Clinical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Clinical and Research Leader for Traumatic Brain Injury, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
This program is intended for:
- General and Family Practice Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
- Residents and Fellows
Through the duration of the course, the designated faculty moderator will respond to any clinical questions that are submitted to the interactive discussion board. The moderator for this course is:
- Grant L. Iverson, PhD