Evidence-Based Concussion Prevention and Management in Athletics/ Effective Safety Assessment and Return-to-Play Strategies
3.00 BOC Approved Clinical Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 99.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2021-12-31
The recent years have seen a tremendous increase in concern and interest in the incidence and management of concussion injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the incidence at 3.8 million concussion injuries per year. In response, the medical community has studied this problem to determine the best practices for assessment and return to participation. Concerns for the injury range from professional sports down to adolescent and pediatric athletes across both genders and all sports.
Most centers are using a multifactorial approach to address the treatment of the sports-related concussion. Care should be provided by a broad array of practitioners including physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and the vestibular-trained physical therapist. Discussion focuses on the use of a multifaceted approach with collaboration from the listed professionals and an appropriate compromise for best practice while considering the financial limitation that most athletic trainers and their clients face. The most current research helps clinicians with prevention strategies, objective assessment methods, appropriate rehabilitation techniques, and prudent return-to-play practices.
• Identify safety and equipment precautions for collision sports specific to pre-vention of concussion.
• Interpret common signs and symptoms of concussion based on the current re-search
• Apply and interpret results of concussion tests for specific populations (neuro-psychological, vision, balance, graded symptoms checklist) with an objective basis of assessment.
• Develop athletic accommodations needed for concussion care in the progression and return to full activity.
• Recognize the long term effects of concussion
• Evaluate tools for concussion assessment
• Create a rehabilitation plan for concussion injuries
TAKING THIS COURSE
This course consists of 5 lessons and a final exam.
The lesson consists of a video and or other lesson materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 70% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a Walters, Inc. EBP BOC certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
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About the Instructor
Rod Walters, DA, ATC
Dr. Rod Walters' love of athletic training was born at Terry Sanford HS in Fayetteville, where he began his work as a student athletic trainer beginning his sophomore year in high school. Walters has been active in the field of athletic training since his graduation from Appalachian State University in 1980, where he received his undergraduate and master's degrees. In 1988, Walters received his Doctor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Walters was Head Athletic Trainer at Lenoir-Rhyne College (NC) for five years before joining the staff at Appalachian State. Following his work as Head Athletic Trainer at Appalachian State, Dr. Walters moved to the University of South Carolina, a member of the nation's top athletic league in the Southeastern Conference, to take a similar position in 1990. While at the University of South Carolina Dr. Walters was elevated to the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine where he oversaw the health care and wellness for the university?s athletes.
A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Dr. Walters served on their Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003. He received the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2003 and was inducted into the NATA's Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Since leaving his collegiate post, Walters has provided consultation to sports medicine staffs and the sports medicine industry with his casting and splinting seminars (3M). Since 2011, he has provided services to professional baseball with concussion management of professional baseball umpires, and began working with the National Football League as a concussion spotter with the Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Walters brings his expertise across the country with his athletic training seminars.
Dr. Walters' accomplishments include:
* Conducted casting and splinting workshops for 3M in hospitals, clinics, and athletic training rooms across the country
* Consultant to the inaugural NATA Appropriate Medical Coverage Task Force
* Published articles in publications including the Journal of Athletic Training, American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Physician and Sports medicine
* Author of the Southeastern Conference pre-participation medical and functional assessment screen of the conference?s football officials
* Developer of several orthopaedic appliances including off-the-shelf braces for the elbow, and Donjoy's Velocity, an ankle-foot orthosis for the troublesome "high ankle sprain."
* Featured speaker at athletic training and sports medicine clinics both nationally and internationally