Hearing and Vision Impairment from Combat Trauma

Arlington, VA US
July 24, 2014


 

DCoE Webinar Series (Psychological Health):  July 2014
 

Date/Time: July 24, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

Consequences of blast exposure can lead to a variety of ocular, otologic and vestibular injuries.  Serious combat eye trauma accounts for approximately 15 percent of all battlefield injuries and up to 75 percent of those affected experience short or long-term visual dysfunction. Hearing loss and tinnitus prevalence for military personnel and veterans is increasing 13-18 percent annually and account for the top two most common service-connected disabilities among veterans.

The majority of neurosensory disorders resulting from combat trauma are caused by mild traumatic brain injury. Understanding the mechanics of the injury and the associated research guides patient care and treatment recommendations. While there are assistive devices, technologies, training programs, and support groups, to assist those with vision or hearing loss, it is also important to provide psychological health support to the injured and their families.  

This webinar will examine current research and evidence-based practices. Discussion will include best practices to reduce injury risk and enable prevention and treatment in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

You are invited to the DCoE July 2014 webinar titled, Hearing and Vision Impairment from Combat Trauma.  We look forward to your participation on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT).  Below are the event details and instructions for participating.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe hearing and balance disorders associated with combat trauma
  • Articulate the basic science concepts of neurosensory disorders   
  • Incorporate evidence-based best practices into approaches supporting care and treatment methodologies
  • Summarize methods and tools known to reduce risk of injury to hearing and vision in a combat setting


PRESENTERS:

Michael E. Hoffer
Capt., MC, U.S. Navy
Spatial Orientation Center
Naval Medical Center
San Diego, Calif.

Cary D. Balaban, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs,
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology, Communication Science & Disorders, and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Robert A. Mazzoli, M.D.
Vision Center of Excellence
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Wash.

MODERATOR:

Christian Shenouda, M.D.
TBI Physician
Contract support to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Md.

 

HOW TO REGISTER/ENROLL IN A COURSE IN ETHOS:
 

**IF YOU ARE A NEW USER, PLEASE BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE "PRE-REGISTRATION QUESTIONNAIRE" LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BEFORE COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, THEN PROCEED TO FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW.

  • Login to your Duke Ethos Account at http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/hearing-and-vision-impairment-combat-trauma
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Take Course” and/or "Pre-Registration Questionnaire"
  • Once you have completed the "Pre-Registration Questionnaire" you will click on the link titled "This course is a dependency of Hearing and Vision Impairment from Combat Trauma" which will return you to the course landing page. 
  • Click on Take Course, you are now registered for the course.
  • Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY REGISTERING, PLEASE CONTACT THE SERVICE DESK AT, 919.668.8916.
 

TO VIEW THIS WEBINAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:

  • Login to your Duke Ethos Account at http://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/hearing-and-vision-impairment-combat-trauma
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Take Course”
  • Click on the Webinar icon for Adobe Connect provided on the screen.

*If you have any technical issues accessing Adobe Connect, you may log in to Defense Connect Online (DCO) by clicking the DCO icon. You need only to sign on to either one of the sites to fully participate in the webinar.  

  • The webinar window will then appear on your screen.
  • Login as a guest to view the webinar.
  • Audio is not provided via Adobe Connect or DCO. For audio, please dial: CONUS 888-877-0398, participant passcode: 3938468. International 210-234-5878, participant passcode: 3938468.
     


TO COMPLETE ALL COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CLAIM CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

  • Complete the post-test.
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • Attest to your hours of completion.
  • Download your certificate.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
 

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before July 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamentals.pdf

DCoE’s awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf.

Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
Registration Opens: 
07/07/2014
Registration Expires: 
07/31/2014
Activity Starts: 
07/24/2014 - 1:00pm
Activity Ends: 
07/24/2014 - 2:30pm
Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
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