Helping Students with Brain Injuries - Module 4: Concussion

Category: Brain Injury

Course Summary

There are three sections in this course:

  • Section 1:CDC Video Excerpts
  • Section 2:Managing Concussions
  • Section 3:Tracy’s Story

There are review questions at the end of section 2. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in the section.

Intended Audience

PK-12 teachers, school nurses, Area Education Agency staff, school psychologists, speech / language therapists, occupational therapists, para educators, school administrators, social workers, parents, and caregivers

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Describewhat a concussion is
  • Identifysigns of concussion observed in school
  • Identifysymptoms of concussion reported by students
  • Recognizethe danger signs of concussion
  • Discusscoping strategies for returning to activities and school
  • Discusshow to prevent long-term problems from concussions
  • Manageconcussions in sports based on Iowa Law

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills

  • 1A1. Describes factors affecting the health of a community (e.g., equity, income, education , environment)
  • 1A12. Contributes to assessments of community health status and factors influencying health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility, and use of health services; access to affordable housing)

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A7. Describes implications of policies, programs, and services
  • 2A8. Implements policies, programs and services

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Scott Lindgren, PhD

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

April 25, 2012