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Identifying and Treating Concussion/mTBI in Service Members and Veterans

A Course for Civilian Health Care Providers from

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With Capt. J.L. Hancock, M.D., U.S. Navy

VIDEO: Capt. J.L. Hancock Introduces the Course

Begin the course by watching this video with Capt. J.L. Hancock, physician and Naval officer.

"Knowing if your patient has been to war can help you offer better care. Concussions are treatable, the prognosis is good, and this course will get you started."

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What You’ll Learn

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This course from will teach you the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) sustained during military service (while deployed and stateside), including the most common presenting symptoms
  • Diagnostic criteria for concussion/mTBI and key information to elicit during a patient interview when military concussion/mTBI is suspected
  • Prognosis for patients with concussion/mTBI
  • Best practice treatments for the most common signs and symptoms of concussion/mTBI
  • Resources for patients with concussion/mTBI and their families that provide useful information about concussion/mTBI and recovery

How This Course Works

This course includes six sections:

And it includes a post-test that will be instantly scored once you complete it.

You can follow the course from start to finish by using the "next" button at the bottom right of each page. You can move back and forth between pages using the arrows on the right and left of each page. You can jump around among the sections by clicking on the section titles across the top of the course.

If you're moving through the course from start to finish, it should take you about two hours to complete it. You can choose to spend more time learning about concussion/mTBI by looking at the related resources you'll see at the bottom of most pages in the course.

Need More Information?

If you have questions that are not answered by this course, please feel free to contact Sherray L. Holland, PA-C, Neuroscience Clinical Advisor at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center by email:

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