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Improve the Care of Pediatric Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

CDC has a new online course available on improving the care of pediatric patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). CEs/CMEs are available upon completion (NAPNAP/AAP), so for those of you in need of continuing education credits, this is worth checking out. The corresponding website also has a number of resources for clinicians and patients.

Description of the online course:

HEADS UP to Healthcare Providers is a free online training developed by CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The goal of the training is to provide an overview of the evidence-based recommendations outlined in the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline and to equip healthcare providers with practical strategies to integrate these recommendations into clinical practice.

By the end of the training, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss what happens to the brain during and after an mTBI.
  • Identify at least three best practices related to diagnosis of mTBI.
  • Devise an appropriate management plan for pediatric patients with mTBI.
  • Describe prevention strategies for pediatric mTBI.


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