Helping Students with Brain Injuries - Module 4: Concussion

Course Summary

1. Title: Helping Students with Brain Injuries
- Module 4: Concussion

2. Keywords/Themes: Concussion Signs and
Symptoms, Danger Signs, Returning to Activities, Preventing Long-Term Problems,

Course Description:

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

5. Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, participants
will be able to:

  • Describe what a concussion is
  • Identify signs of concussion observed in school
  • Identify symptoms of concussion reported by students
  • Recognize the danger signs of concussion
  • Discuss coping strategies for returning to activities and
  • Discuss how to prevent long-term problems from concussion
  • Manage concussions in sports based on Iowa law

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites

7. 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
influencing health in a community (e.g., quality, availability, accessibility,
and use of health services; access to affordable housing)

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning

2A7. Describes implications of policies, programs, and services

2A8. Implements policies, programs, and services

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: Scott Lindgren, PhD

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: April 25, 2012