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Identifying and Treating Concussion/mTBI in Service Members and Veterans

A Course for Civilian Health Care Providers from BrainLineMilitary.org

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  1. True or False: The diagnosis of concussion (mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) does not require establishing that the patient must have a loss of consciousness.
    True
    False
  2. Which of the following is the most common cause of concussion/mTBI among America’s Armed Forces serving in Iraq or Afghanistan:
    Gunshot wounds to head
    Blasts from IEDs (improvised explosive devices)
    Vehicle accidents
    Hand-to-hand combat
  3. Which of the following signs is typical of the acute presentation of concussion/mTBI?
    Loss or alteration of consciousness
    Memory problems
    Loss of balance
    Disorientation or slowed thinking
    All of the above
  4. Which of the following is not a common presenting sign or symptom in patients with long-lasting effects of concussion/mTBI?
    Headache
    Dizziness
    Irritability
    Intrusive memories
  5. Which of the following signs or symptoms is more consistent with PTSD than with concussion/mTBI?
    Increased startle response
    Reduced alcohol tolerance
    Increased sensitivity to light
    Headaches
  6. True or False: A majority of patients who incurred a single concussion/mTBI will recover in days or weeks with no lasting ill effects.
    True
    False
  7. Which of the following are not appropriate treatments or advice for concussion/mTBI patients with sleep problems?
    Avoiding napping
    A glass of wine or beer before bed
    Cognitive behavioral therapy
    Avoiding heavy meals or exercise before bed
  8. Which of the following are not appropriate treatments or advice for concussion/mTBI patients with headaches?
    Keeping a headache diary
    Analgesics containing caffeine
    Beta blockers
    NSAIDS



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