Overview of the concussion course
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You may request a certificate of achievement from Université Laval for a $50 (CAN) fee after completing the course.
See what you will learn at each step of the course.
- Definition of concussion
- Concussion and the spectrum of traumatic brain injuries
- The pathophysiology of concussion
- What are the potential residual effects and sequelae of concussion
- The objectives of a concussion management protocol
- An introduction to the development and implementation of a concussion management protocol
- Risk factors for concussion
- Sports, recreational and other activities at risk for concussion
- Safer sport environments
- Interventions that help to prevent concussions
- Protection equipment: myths and realities
- A synergy between stakeholders
- Signs, symptoms and “Red Flags”
- Detection technology: myths and realities
- Initial management: Recognize, remove, re-evaluate, refer
- Typical evolution of a concussion
- Initial rest and gradual return to cognitive and physical activity
- When should you refer on
- Return-to-play recommendations
- Reconsider elements that suggest a less favorable evolution
- Conditions that should be recognized in the presence of persistent symptoms
- The importance of an individualized and multidisciplinary treatment plan
- Achieving the optimal result with consideration of available resources
- Staying up-to-date and revising a protocol
- Learning from your experience to improve your protocol
- Planning your strategy to get every potential stakeholder involved
What are people saying about the course?
Two former students talk about what they learned in the massive open online course on concussions, and Dr. Kathryn Schneider PT, PhD, provides an overview.
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