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Grand Rounds: Minds Matter: Seeing Concussion Through New Eyes

07-10-2020

By Christina Master, MD , Division of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe how to use a targeted history and physical examination, including a visio-vestibular examination, to diagnose concussion. 2. Implement a comprehensive active management plan immediately after concussion to optimize return to learning and activities. 3. Develop a comprehensive rehabilitative program for persisting post-concussion symptoms, including approaches utilizing vestibular, aerobic and visual rehabilitative approaches.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

New and improved methods of diagnosing and managing concussion in the pediatric patient will optimize the return to normal activities and learning.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

07-09-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Master has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Bibliography:

Grady MF, Master CL. Return to School and Learning After Concussion: Tips for Pediatricians. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Mar 1; 46(3):e93-e98.

Master CL, Master SR, Wiebe DJ, Storey EP, Lockyer JE, Podolak OE, Grady MF. Vision and Vestibular System Dysfunction Predicts Prolonged Concussion Recovery in Children. Clin J Sport Med. 2018; Mar; 28(2):139-145.

Storey EP, Wiebe DJ, D’Alonzo BA, Nixon-Cave K, Jackson-Coty J, Goodman AM, Grady MD, Master CL. Vestibular Rehabilitation is Associated with Visuovestibular Improvement in Pediatric Concussion. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2018;Jul; 42(3):134-141.