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Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion Online CE Course

Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion Online CE Course

$60.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online or in print:
    • 10 evidence-based practice articles from Sports Medicine Research
    • Continuing education exam
    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe how common concussions are in various sports and age groups.
    • Identify how clinicians in the United States assess concussions.
    • Apply common concussion assessments and maximize their diagnostic properties, validity, and reliability.
    • Interpret the outcomes of concussion assessments with an appreciation of how various factors (e.g., environment, other clinical diagnoses) may influence the outcomes.
    Concussion resulting in mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in contact sports. Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion CE Course consists of a collection of evidence-based articles focused on the assessment and analysis of concussions, a topic that has quickly gained momentum in sport and activity. In this continuing education course, editors Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, and Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, cofounders of Sports Medicine Research (, have compiled a review of the research on epidemiology, etiology, and assessment of concussions. The articles are followed by an exam containing 50 questions. Upon passing the exam, you may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credits.

    Evidence-Based Assessment of Concussion CE Course supports the initiative in the athletic training profession to integrate the best new research and evidence into clinical decision making with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Certified athletic trainers completing this course may earn continuing education units to apply toward the newly required evidence-based practice category to maintain their certification. Evidence-based practice is becoming the standard for all allied health professionals. The articles in this course introduce athletic trainers to the concept of seeking out and evaluating relevant research so they may apply it to their daily practice to aid their athletes.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.

    Table of Contents

    Article 1. Concussions Among United States High School Athletes
    Article 2. Youth Soccer Girls Heading Up in the Concussion Rates
    Article 3. Are We Assessing and Managing Concussions Properly?
    Article 4. If You’re Not Using the SCAT-2 For On-Field Concussion Diagnosis, Maybe You Should Be
    Article 5. Online ImPACT Test Is a Valid Method of Detecting Concussions
    Article 6. Clinical Reaction Time: A Simple and Effective Assessment Tool for Concussions
    Article 7. Balance Error Scoring System and a Need for Reliability in the Clinic
    Article 8. Diagnostic Methods Using a Computer-Based Cognitive Test May Lead to False Positives
    Article 9. Smaller Groups and More Supervision May Be Necessary for Baseline Testing in Younger Athletes
    Article 10. Preliminary Baseline ImPACT Data for Those With ADHD or Learning Disabilities

    About the Author

    Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the special and scientific staff at Tufts Medical Center. The goal of his research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging markers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology and potential disease phenotypes.

    Driban received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware. During his doctoral training at Temple University, he focused on various aspects of osteoarthritis (e.g., early pathophysiology in animal models, biochemical markers in joint fluid, systematic reviews of risk factors for osteoarthritis, survey of medication use among patients with osteoarthritis). In January 2010, he began a postdoctoral research fellowship in the division of rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, where he continued his focus on osteoarthritis and learned new assessment strategies in magnetic resonance imaging.

    Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC, is an assistant professor at Temple University. Thomas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training from Temple University. He then received his PhD in biomechanics and movement science from the University of Delaware. Before working at Neumann University, Thomas performed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering, where he received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. He has served on several national committees and is the chair of the research committee for the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

    Thomas continues to be active in the area of research, participating as a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is on the executive board for Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He also was an ad hoc grant reviewer for the EATA and is the cofounder of a website dedicated to the summary of sports medicine research called Sports Medicine Research (SMR) ( Thomas has numerous peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the areas of shoulder adaptations due to overhead throwing and the basic science of rotator cuff injury and healing. He has also had several invited lectures throughout the United States in the area of overhead throwing.