Timely recognition and appropriate response is important in treating a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussion. Health care providers can play a key role in helping to prevent a concussion and to improve a patient's health outcomes through early diagnosis, management, and appropriate referral.
CDC has created practical, easy-to-use clinical information and tools for health care providers and their patients, including free online training that offers free continuing education credits:
- Online Concussion Training
Free online concussion training for health care providers. The online course features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics, and case studies and provides an overview of what you, as a health care professional, need to know about concussion among young athletes. Free CME, CNE and CEU credits available at the end of the course.
- Tools for Providers
Concussion diagnostic and assessment tools for health care providers.
- Materials for Your Patients
Discharge instructions and patient handouts.
- Return to Activities Management
Return to activities progession guidelines and management information. (Return to Play, Return to School, Returning to Work guidelines)