This online continuing education course includes an e-book and exam that
address concussion management techniques and issues. It contains
abridged content from Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine.
Mini e-book consisting of chapters from Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine
Continuing education exam
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have a foundational knowledge that can be used to make clinical decisions to give their patients the best treatment possible. Participants will be able to recognize, assess and treat concussions and will be prepared to respond calmly to athletes who are exhibiting signs of this dangerous condition. Participants will be able to recommend pharmacological management, natural treatment approaches, rehabilitation strategies, and education to their clients.
Concussion Management Online CE Course prepares practitioners to provide concussion management strategies for their athletes and clients. The course details critical return-to-play guidelines and participation recommendations for patients with preexisting neurological conditions or structural lesions to arm medical professionals with the principles needed for making appropriate decisions for athletes’ safety. The text also explains the roles of pharmacological management, natural treatment approaches, rehabilitation strategies, and education. Authored by a respected team of neurosurgeons, including highly regarded concussion researcher Julian Bailes, this evidence-based course offers expert guidelines for managing concussions. The course concludes with a continuing education exam based on the required reading.
The evaluation and management of sport-related neurological injuries have matured at an unprecedented rate, especially due to the risk involved with concussions and the frequency in which they occur. Concussion Management Online CE Course is a critical resource for all who work with patients, clients, and athletes with concussions by providing the knowledge to correctly treat and manage concussions.
The required reading, Concussion Management, is an abridged version of the comprehensive text Handbook of Neurological Sports Medicine (Human Kinetics, 2014).
Chapter 13. Neurological Considerations in Return to Sport Participation
History of Return to Play
Symptom Complex and Identification
Return to Play and Brain Abnormalities
Addressing and Resolving Return to Play Issues
Chapter 14. The Role of Pharmacological Therapy and Rehabilitation in Concussion
The Decision to Treat Pharmacologically
Sleep Disturbance Symptoms
The Role of Rehabilitation in Concussion Management
Chapter 15. The Research Behind Natural Neuroprotective Approaches to Concussion
Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid
Vitamins E and C
Examples of Other Neuroprotective Nutraceuticals
Another Natural Approach: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
A continuing education course for athletic trainers, physical
therapists, emergency medical technicians, and physicians.
Anthony L. Petraglia, MD, graduated from the University of
Chicago in 2002 with a BA in neuroscience and earned his medical degree
from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in
2007. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the
University of Rochester Medical Center in 2014. Petraglia was the first
neurosurgery resident to complete a neurological sports medicine
fellowship and is currently an attending neurosurgeon at Unity Health
System in Rochester, New York, where he is also the director of the
Petraglia has presented nationally and internationally on neurological
sports medicine, has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on
various aspects of neurological surgery, and performs editorial duties
for several medical journals. His membership in professional
organizations includes the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and
the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), and he has
served as an assistant to the Sports Medicine Section of the AANS/CNS.
He has worked as a physician with several collegiate and high school
football teams, as a neurosurgical consultant for the Webster Youth
Sports Council, and as a medical director for cyclocross racing.
Julian E. Bailes, Jr., MD, earned a BS from Louisiana State
University in 1978 and his MD from Louisiana State University School of
Medicine in New Orleans in 1982. He completed a general surgery
internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1983 and a neurological
surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1987 as well
as a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological
Institute in Phoenix.
Bailes was director of cerebrovascular surgery at Allegheny General
Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 1997 and later at Celebration
Health Hospital in Orlando, where he also was the director of emergency
medical services at both the city and county levels. In 2000, Bailes
assumed the position of professor and chair in the department of
neurosurgery at West Virginia University School of Medicine in
Morgantown. He most recently assumed the position of chair of the
department of neurosurgery at NorthShore University Health System in
Chicago and is co-director of the Neurological Institute.
Bailes is a past chair of the Sports Medicine Section for the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has more than 100 publications
concerning various aspects of neurological surgery, including three
books on neurological sports medicine, and performs editorial duties for
numerous medical journals. He is an internationally recognized expert on
neurological athletic injuries and has been a team physician at either
the National Football League (NFL) or collegiate level for more than 20
years. Since 1992, he has been the neurological consultant to the NFL
Players’ Association (NFLPA), which has sponsored his research on the
effects of head injuries on professional athletes. He is the director of
the NFLPA’s Second Opinion Network. He is the medical director of the
Center for Study of Retired Athletes, which is affiliated with the NFLPA
and the University of North Carolina, and is the medical director of Pop
Warner Football, the nation’s largest youth football association.
Arthur L. Day, MD, graduated from Louisiana State University
Medical School in 1972.
He completed his surgical internship in Birmingham, Alabama, and
subsequently completed his residency in neurological surgery and
fellowship in brain tumor immunology at the University of Florida
College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
Day practiced at the University of Florida for 25 years, ultimately
rising to the positions of professor, co-chair, and program director of
the department of neurological surgery at the University of Florida. In
2002, he moved to Boston to assume a position as a professor of surgery
at Harvard Medical School with a clinical practice at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital. While there, he served as the associate chair and
residency program director of the department of neurological surgery at
Brigham and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston. Subsequently, he
was the chair of the department and also the director of the
Cerebrovascular Center and the Neurologic Sports Injury Center at
Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He co-founded and directed an annual
meeting at Fenway Park addressing the latest knowledge and treatments of
athletic-related neurological injuries. He currently is professor, vice
chair, residency program director, and director of clinical education in
the department of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School
Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies
and has received numerous awards and honors. He has published almost 170
journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited a book about
neurological sports injuries. He is an internationally recognized expert
in neurological sports medicine. For the past 30 years, he has served as
a consulting physician for multiple NCAA and National Football League