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Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury

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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.

Part 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 brain injuries.

Part 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 postsurgical outcomes.

Part 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.

Part 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.

Part 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.

 FEE: $325.00

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.

Approved for Chiropractic CE through Cleveland University- Kansas City & PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licencing Boards

Approved for Medical CME Category 1 AMA PRA Credits through the ACCGME in conjunction with The State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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2.  Do NOT to use a mobile device or tablet. It is not allowable and not ideal for learning as the graphics will be too small. 

Below is the description of the course and the citations/language for your curriculum vitae.


David William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS


John Edwards MD, Neurosurgery


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 CMCS Management, Inc.

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 School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this Internet Enduring Material 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.

*Planning Committee

David William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS – Nothing to Report

Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP*-Activity Director – Nothing to Report

John Edwards MD, Neurosurgery – Nothing to Report

Original Release Date: 6/18/2016; Renewal Date: 6/18/2019; Termination date: 6/18/2022


Plan Name Price
Unlimited: $ 325



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David William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS


John Edwards MD, Neurosurgery

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