The course uses a combination of multimedia presentations and assigned readings as learning tools. The current knowledge’s surrounding concussion will be discussed, with opinions taken from multiple organizations position statements and peer reviewed journals.
The first unit of the course consists of slide presentations on current concepts in concussion. These presentations include definition of concussion, incidence, sport specific concerns, case studies, and an introduction to other forms of mild traumatic brain injury.
The course is designed to present the current best practices in concussion management with the understanding that this body of knowledge is currently in a state of transition. The evidence base used to develop concussion management protocols is primarily based upon lower level scientific research. Most of what is considered best practice in concussion management is not based on best evidence, but rather consensus. This class attempts to provide an unbiased knowledge base to the learner by including consensus statements for numerous organizations without professional discrimination.
Concussion is a serious and commonly encountered brain trauma often encountered in sport. Not all concussion are sports related, but many concussion in sport are sustained by pediatric or adolescent individuals. These patient populations are especially important because injury to a developing brain may result in long term deficits. The course materials provide for current best practices in the evaluation and management of concussed individuals.
|Instructor||William J Moreau, DC, DACBSP, FACSM|
|About the Instructor||Dr. William Moreau, DC, DACBSP, FACSM, is a evidence-guided chiropractic sports medicine clinician. He is the Chief Medical Officer at the University of Western States (UWS) in Portland Oregon. At UWS Moreau leads an interdisciplinary clinic focused on providing high quality, whole-person integrated health care.
For ten years he led sports medicine at the United States Olympic Committee as director of clinics in 2009 after more than 25 years of clinical practice. In 2017 he was promoted to Vice President of sports medicine where he oversaw USOC sports medicine related activities; including medical care at the Olympic/Paralympic Games and the USOC Clinics. He led the USOC National Medical Network and formulated medical standards of care for the USOC.
Moreau served as Team USA’s medical director at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and as Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Rio Games and the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. As Chief Medical Officer he directs medical service lines for Team USA athletes. In 2017 he was appointed to the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) Medical Commission.
Dr. Moreau founded the United States Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport. The coalition is one of eleven IOC international centers of research excellence.
Dr. Moreau has more than 35 years of clinical expertise in sports medicine. He is dedicated to advancing patient-centered, evidence-guided clinical care pathways delivered through integrated multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
Dr. Moreau has delivered over 500 invited lectures and has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, TIME, ESPN, NPR, NBC, and Kaiser Health News.
Moreau is an avid conservationist. He lives in Black Forest Colorado with his wife.|
|Subject Breakdown||Key Learner Outcomes:
1) Identify what constitutes a concussion.
2) Learn the domains of neuronal dysfunction related to concussion.
3) Learn the etiology of how concussions occur.
4) Understand the distinctions and special management requirements of concussion management in the adolescent population.
5) Recognize that a loss of consciousness is an important key but NOT a required factor in the diagnosis of concussion.
6) Identify the wide range of modifiers, signs and symptoms of concussion.
7) Learn about tools used to assess and track concussed athletes.
8) Learn the current best practices of managing and determining return to play decisions.
9) Identify common risk factors related to concussion.
10) Identify an algorithmic approach for the urgent assessment and management of an injured individual who may have sustained a concussed at an athletic event.
11) Determine which clinical presentations indicate a prompt or urgent referral to an emergency department.
12) Develop the skills to implement a graded return-to-play protocol for concussed individuals.
13) Explore variables associated with concussion prevention.
14) Understand the ACBSP Position Stand on Concussion.|
|Format||Distance - On-demand|