CONCUSSION & TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
10 Credit Hours
*CE Credits are issued for Doctors of Chiropractic only
*CME Credits are for Medical Doctors and Doctors of Chiropractic.
**Please note this course was only approved for 5 CE credits in the state of California.
**Please note this course is not approved in Oklahoma.
This 10-hour course covers how to understand traumatic
brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, and concussion. When there is a head injury inclusive of direct
trauma or coup-contrecoup type trauma, the brain can often sustain a myriad of
injuries. The primary spine care provider must understand the signs and
symptoms for early detection as this can have either pathological cognitive
sequella or death at the most extreme. This course covers clinical
examination, advanced imaging and advanced neurodiagnostic testing to
conclusively diagnose brain injuries and any necessary triage. Also,
this program emphasizes triage, when necessary post- clinical evaluation.
1: Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Overview: This section is an in-depth overview of
traumatic brain injury in concussion. It discusses that all brain injuries are
traumatic and dispels the myth of a “mild traumatic brain injury.” Also, this
covers triage protocols and the potential sequela of patients with traumatic
2: Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 1: This section discusses gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma and
significant bleeding with both epidural and subdural hematomas. There are
numerous case studies reviewed inclusive of neurosurgical intervention and
3: Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 2: This section continues with
multiple case studies of gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma requiring neurosurgical
intervention and discusses recovery sequela based upon the significance of
brain trauma. This module also concludes with concussion protocols in traumatic
brain injury short of demonstrable bleeding on advanced imaging.
4: Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing: This section covers
concussion etiology and cognitive sequela where gross bleeding has not been
identified on advanced imaging. It discusses the significance of
electroencephalogram testing in determining brain function and pathology (if
present). This module also covers the understanding of waveforms in
electroencephalogram testing in both normal and abnormal scenarios.
5: Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing Pathological Results: This
module covers amplitude, conduction and conduction delays as sequela to
traumatic brain injury to diagnose concussion and traumatic brain injury in the
absence of gross bleeding and advanced imaging. This section covers
electroencephalograms and event-related potentials which measures the brain
response that is a direct result of specific sensory or motor events. It is a
stereotype electrophysiological response to a stimulus and provides a
noninvasive means of evaluating brain function. In this module, multiple case
studies are discussed with ensuing triage protocols pending the results.
Objective: To get the doctor to understand how to understand traumatic brain injury inclusive of advanced imaging and electroencephalogram testing in both creating a differential diagnosis and triage.
William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS
Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Edwards MD, Neurosurgery
Instructions: Once you purchase the course online, it will be immediately
active in your account. If you have any issues, please contact Cara
631-804-2845 or CaraRoss220@Gmail.com
- This course is supported by PC's and Mac devices
- Minimum 20mbs download speed
- Mobile device are not ideal as tracking is automated
and often not mobilized
This course is Pace approved by the
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.
This activity has been planned and
implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of
the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the
joint providership of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences and Cleveland University Kansas City, College of Chiropractic,
The University at Buffalo Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University at Buffalo Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a
maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity.
& SPEAKER DECLARATIONS
The Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the University at Buffalo Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Standards for Commercial Support
require that presentations are free of commercial bias and that any information
regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally
accepted by the medical community. The following planners and presenter(s) have
disclosed financial interest/arrangements or affiliations with organization(s)
that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the
context of the subject of their presentation(s). Only the current
arrangements/interests are included. *Planning Committee
Activity Director and Instructor:
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM – Nothing to Report
William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS - Nothing to Report
Edwards MD, Neurosurgery - Nothing to ReportACCME Standards of Commercial
Support of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that
any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific
methods generally accepted by the medical community. When discussing
therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names. If they
use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used. If a
presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a
commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.
ACCME Original Launch Date: June 18, 2022 Termination Date: June 18, 2025