CE Credit

Concussion: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

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Welcome to the training on Concussion: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to identify, treat, and reduce the risk of concussions in children and adolescents. 

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate methods and tools to diagnose concussion in children and adolescents.
  2. Determine the appropriate response to and treatment for concussion, including deciding when it is appropriate for a child or adolescent to return to school and to playing sports.
  3. Recommend key techniques that families can use to help reduce the risk of a concussion.

Note: For purposes of this module, the term “parents” also refers to guardians and caregivers. Also, the terms “return to learning” and “return to school” are used interchangeably.

Please note this module expires on 5/25/2021.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from Australian Family Physician, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, glasgowcomascale.org, humankinetics.com, John Hopkins Medicine, KidsHealth from Nemours, Mayo Clinic, Medicine.net, the National Institutes of Health, Sports Health, USA Hockey, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.