Understand Concussion Injuries and Prevent Complications with this Free Course

Understand Concussion Injuries and Prevent Complications with this Free Course

Concussions are on the rise, representing over a million emergency department visits a year. Early intervention is critical.

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the National Football League (NFL) Foundation have teamed up to develop a free online course “Concussion Essentials,” focused on the variability of concussion presentations and treatment strategies. The goal is to provide emergency physicians with an opportunity to review and consider the best practices and approach to assess disposition of concussed patients in the ED. The course includes nine lessons covering epidemiology, prevention and mitigation strategies, recognition, evaluation, management, recovery and return to play, and prognosis.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Made possible by the Emergency Medicine Foundation through a gift from the National Football League Foundation

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The NFL Foundation is the league’s nonprofit organization representing the 32 NFL clubs. Its mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support our game. For more information, visit http://www.nflfoundation.org/.

Thoughts from the expert

"Early diagnosis and comprehensive management are critical to the delivery of best practices for concussion care, and emergency physicians are usually the first physicians involved in diagnosis and treatment of this type of traumatic brain injury. A recent study reports that emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury increased by 29 percent over just 4 years."

Joseph F. Waeckerle, MD., FACEP

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