Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Pediatric Patients - RAD20

Evaluation and Management of Concussion in Pediatric Patients

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
RAD20
(4.6 / 56 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

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Summary:

Concussions are head injuries that are caused by a traumatic biomechanical force. The symptoms of concussion are primarily the result of functional disturbances, not structural injuries, and may include headache, dizziness, changes in mood or behavior, and changes in sleep patterns. Despite increased awareness of the injury, concussion remains under-reported and under-diagnosed. Diagnosis of a concussion is based largely on the presence of clinical symptoms; there is no quantitative test for concussion. Neuroimaging is considered to be overused in the acute evaluation of concussions since imaging technologies, such as CT, cannot diagnose concussion: CT can only identify more serious injuries, such as hemorrhages or contusions. In the future, serum biomarkers may be helpful in stratifying patients at increased risk of related injuries or complications from concussion.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to inform healthcare personnel about the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of concussion. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the signs and symptoms of a concussion
  • Describe the scenarios when the use of CT would be appropriate in the management of concussion for pediatric patients
  • Apply the Glasgow Coma Scale to the assessment of concussion
  • Explain why rest is an important component of concussion recovery protocols
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists.
 
 
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/1/2019 to 6/1/2022
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
 

Course Originally Released on: 3/20/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/20/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/20/2021

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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Mckenzie Y - Austin, TX  ·  Oct 17, 2019
informative for me to think about when dealing with pediatric patients
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KAREY C - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Sep 27, 2019
Great course, very relevant to my field of practice and very interesting to learn
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Kelly P - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 18, 2019
very detailed and useful information
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Jerrica H - Leander, TX  ·  Aug 31, 2019
Great information about concussions
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Joel C - BUDA, TX  ·  Aug 11, 2019
Enjoyed the subject, very informative.
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Price: $10.00
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