Sports-Related Concussions - CMEZ617

Sports-Related Concussions

Tackling a Growing Trend

by Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN and Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.6 / 39 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Schools, counties, states and athletic organizations are paying attention to the dangers of concussions and taking steps to mitigate them. A concussion results from a direct blow to the head, neck or body in which impulsive forces are transmitted to the brain. A concussion is a closed head injury that may result in loss of consciousness and causes functional rather than structural damage to the brain. Injury is due to acceleration-deceleration and rotational forces to the brain. A graduated return to play plan should be instituted for all athletes sustaining a concussion in order to allow for complete recovery. Healthcare providers can do much to inform the public and patients about their dangers.


The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform physicians about the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of sports-related concussions in children and adults. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define sports-related concussions and the sports in which they are most often found
  • Describe the symptoms of sports-related concussions
  • Discuss expert recommendations for evaluating/managing sports-related concussions

Approval Information
This course is intended for physicians.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/7/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/7/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/7/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Crissie W - Los Angeles, CA  ·  May 02, 2019
Very informative information
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LAUREL C - Newark, OH  ·  Apr 25, 2019
Very informative and well outlined.
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Erin C - Norfolk, VA  ·  Dec 12, 2018
I learned a lot about concussions. very helpful.
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Robert P - East Brunswick, NJ  ·  Nov 29, 2018
was an intersting review
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Eric L - Indianapolis, IN  ·  Nov 16, 2018
Good course eye opener
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Price: $15.00
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