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.
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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description of the course and the citations/language for your curriculum
William Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN. FAHA, MSCS
Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Edwards MD, Neurosurgery
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.
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for
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.
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