Concussion Webcasts

For Your Patients

Help your patients understand concussions with this printable brochure from the AAFP.

Tools to Improve Your Patients' Lives

The CDC estimates that 250,000 youths visit emergency departments each year for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries. To help improve the lives of our members' patients, AAFP has created a series of webinars addressing the impact of head injuries in sports. These webinars, which address different topics concerning concussions, are hosted by a panel of AAFP and other experts.

Listen to the archived versions of these webinars, as they become available, below.


Sports Concussions 101: The Current State of the Game

This webcast will help you define what a concussion is, identify signs and symptoms during a patient evaluation, and determine how to evaluate and treat a patient with a concussion.

Tools and Resources Highlighted in this Webcast

NFL Baseline Concussion Form(static.nfl.com)
Standardized baseline assessment tool

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool — Third Edition (SCAT3)(bjsm.bmj.com)
For use in evaluating injured athletes ages 13 and older for concussions

Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool(bjsm.bmj.com)
For use in evaluating children ages 5-12 years

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool(bjsm.bmj.com)
To help identify concussion in children, youth, and adults

NFL Post Injury Concussion Form(www.uwmedicine.org)

References Highlighted in this Webcast

Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012(bjsm.bmj.com)


Sports Concussions 102: If You've Seen One Concussion, You've Seen One Concussion

During this webcast, you will learn about the variability of the clinical presentation of concussion, how to construct a treatment plan, and when to seek consultation or referral on a concussed patient.


Sports Concussions 103: Debates and Controversies

This final webcast in the series will help you state the concerns of long-term brain health issues in athletes, describe the limitations of protective equipment for concussions, and counsel parents about sports participation for young athletes.

 

Funding and support for this material have been provided by the National Football League Foundation.