C158 - Sports Concussion: Event Coverage Foundational Skills and Sport Specific Pearls

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology
Director(s): Vernon Williams MD
Description: Event Coverage Skills are those necessary to expertly evaluate and manage acute concussion on-site.The unique administrative, social, and clinical skills required to manage acute concussion often differ from those developed during training and clinical practice. Information will be presented using a combination of didactic, case-based, and video content presentations. In addition, we will provide pearls from experts with decades of sideline sports medicine experience that is specific to the particular sport environment. The dynamics associated with coverage of sports played on a field, court, ring, octagon, and snow/ice will be presented. All scenarios represent concussion risk, but the specific skills associated with individual event coverage enviornments are unique. This program's intended audience includes those currently or interested in covering events with high risk of concussion at all levels of participation and in all sports environments.
Completion Message: Participants will be able to appropriately assess and manage injured athletes relative to the issue of concussion. Participants should possess the ability to provide acute recommendations to athletes, trainers, coaches, parents, and other stakeholders in the acute sports-related concussion setting. They should be aware of the unique aspects of "real-time" concussion assessment and integration into the athletic event environment.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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