Rehabilitation and the Chronic Care of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Release Date: April 21, 2014 Expiration Date: December 19, 2014
Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, sports medicine doctors, emergency room physicians, rehabilitation physicians, and other health care professionals who are involved in managing the rehabilitation and chronic care of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Program Overview: Join Dr. Wolf to learn about primary and secondary brain injury, medical complications after traumatic brain injury, neuropharmacology, reintegration into society, driving guidelines, second-impact syndrome and management of concussion.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: - manage the rehabilitation and chronic care of traumatic brain injury patients.
Needs Assessment: Physicians can play a key role in appropriately identifying, diagnosing, and managing mild traumatic brain injury. Physicians can also improve patient outcomes when MTBI is suspected or diagnosed by implementing early management and appropriate referral. MTBI symptoms may appear mild, but can lead to significant, life-long impairment affecting an individual's ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically. Appropriate diagnosis, referral, and patient and family/caregiver education are critical for helping patients with MTBI achieve optimal recovery and to reduce or avoid significant sequelae. Heads Up. Facts for physicians about mild traumatic brain injury. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Diseasse Control and Prevention. Downloaded 4/14/2014. http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/pdf/Facts_for_Physicians_booklet-a.pdf
Accreditation Statement: This activity is sponsored by the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Department of Continuing Medical Education and is made possible by a grant from the American Osteopathic Association.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has approved this program for 1 credit of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.
Faculty: Christopher J. Wolf, DO, FAAPMR, Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R, Associate Residency Director, University of Missouri-Columbia, Director Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Rusk Rehabilitation Center.
Faculty Disclosure: Christopher J. Wolf, DO, FAAPMR, does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of his presentation.
Contact the Speaker: Please click on the link below to submit questions to the speaker. Please allow two business days for a response. https://kcumb.wufoo.com/forms/traumatic-brain-injury-and-concussion/
Method of Participation and Request for Credit: Registration fee for participating and receiving AOA Category 1-A credit for this activity is $25. During this period April 21, 2014, through December 19, 2014, participants are able to receive credit for completing this activity, by completing the pre-test, watching the video, passing the post-test with 75% or better, and completing the evaluation. Participants will have three attempts to pass the post-test in order to receive credit. You will receive a certificate electronically and your hour will be reported to the AOA.
Disclosure of Commercial Support: This educational activity did not receive any commercial funding.
The following planning committee members do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of the activity:
Lisa Cambridge, Brenda Chezek, William Cox, D.O., Beth Dollase, Diane Karius, Ph.D., Carol Kirila, D.O., Richard Magie, D.O., Rance McClain, D.O., Ramon Newman, M.D., Anthony Olinger, Ph.D., Sarah Parrott, D.O., Yelena Pinzur, D.O., Alex Shnyra, M.D., Ph.D., Becky Talken, MBA, Kevin Treffer, D.O.
The following planning committee members and or faculty members have disclosed relevant financial interests:
Gautam J. Desai, D.O., is the Principal Investigator for grants to KCUMB from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, and Novartis. He is a named investigator for grants from AstraZeneca and Salix.
John J. Dougherty, D.O., is a partner in Janos Orthopedics, LLC.
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