Sports-Related Concussions: Tackling a Growing Trend - PT617

Sports-Related Concussions: Tackling a Growing Trend

by Lindsey Siewert, MSN, RN, APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K, SCRN
(4.5 / 1352 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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 traumatic brain injury that may or may not result in loss of consciousness. The injury causes functional rather than structural damage to the brain. Injury is due to acceleration-deceleration and rotational forces to the brain. The head is either thrown backward (acceleration) or forward (deceleration), causing injury. The brain also may rotate inside the skull, causing further damage. Some clinicians feel there is mounting evidence that concussions can cause long-term problems and permanent brain injury, including cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, personality changes, and even dementia. Healthcare providers can do much to inform the public and patients about the dangers of concussions.


The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform healthcare providers about the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related concussions and the potential for serious long-term outcomes such as dementia. 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 immediate and long-term symptoms of sports-related concussions
  • Discuss expert recommendations for preventing/managing sports-related concussions

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S2168 for 12/07/19 to 12/07/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-538158 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1910-177 for 2/1/120 to 1/31/22).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/16/19 to 11/16/23.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/30/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/16/2022


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.


For Florida professionals:

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Scott D - Sunnyvale, CA  ·  May 15, 2020
You learn a lot, it is great, would like more.
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Angela A - Cypress, TX  ·  Apr 23, 2020
Great Information! Easy to understand!
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Chris S - Sayville, NY  ·  Apr 13, 2020
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Matthew F - Middle Grove, NY  ·  Mar 24, 2020
Good content, testing was weak
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Jimmy P - Murfreesboro, TN  ·  Mar 20, 2020
Good synopsis of concussion management
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Price: $19.00
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