Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Earn Education Credits through Mild TBI Web-Based Case Studies

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Earn Education Credits through Mild TBI Web-Based Case Studies

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Corina Notyce of the Defense Centers of Excellence reports that health care professionals can learn more about mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) while earning education credits through a series of Web-based case studies. Presented by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs (VA), these mild TBI case studies use real patient scenarios and are available to military and civilian health care providers.

Staff Sgt. John Womack plays the game "Blokus" with Rebekah McLean, speech language pathologist. The game is used by medical personnel to help patients who have a traumatic brain injury, with memory and speech problems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) helped develop a series of 12 modules for providers to improve their knowledge of TBI-related issues and deliver better care to service members coping with mTBI. The platform enables providers to learn at their own pace and includes screening, diagnosis and management of symptoms in the non-deployed setting.

The 10 case studies that are currently available are: Diagnosing mTBI; Assessing the Individual with Persistent Symptoms; Use, Administration and Interpretation of the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE); Assessing the Individual with Persistent Headaches; Cognitive and Behavioral Symptom Management of mTBI; Management of Hearing and Vision Problems following mTBI; Return to Duty/Activity after mTBI; Assessing and Treating Dizziness and Disequilibrium; Defense Department ICD-9-CM Coding Guidance for Traumatic Brain Injury; Assessing and Managing Fatigue and Sleep Dysfunction. …

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