Traumatic Brain Injury Educational Forum: Best Practices and Current Research

Arlington, VA US
March 2, 2015


 

DCoE Webinar Series (TBI): March 2015
 

Date/Time: March 02, 2015; 1-3:00 p.m. (ET)  Live Broadcast        

 

March 02, 2015; 4-6:00 p.m. (ET)  Rebroadcast with Live Question and Answer Session

According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), 18,564 service members sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the first three quarters of 2014. The classification of mild TBI accounts for more than 80 percent of reported TBI to DVBIC. The vast majority of TBIs sustained are in a non-deployed setting in training exercises, motor vehicle accidents, and sports and leisure activities. These injuries directly affect the health and safety of individual service members and subsequently the level of unit readiness and troop retention.

This educational forum will include a review of best practices in the assessment and treatment of TBI, the Military Health System (MHS) TBI Pathway of Care, key research studies and findings that will contribute to the body of TBI knowledge, and TBI prevention. We invite multidisciplinary health care providers in military treatment facilities and clinics, complex polytrauma facilities and community-based VA facilities to participate in this discussion of evidence-based practice and current research.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss how the MHS TBI Pathway of Care will support the services in delivering optimal TBI care through integration of evidence-based clinical practices with consistent monitoring of patient outcomes across the MHS
  • Identify the role of DVBIC research in the continuum of TBI care and its alignment with Department of Defense strategic priorities
  • Describe clinical tools for the assessment and management of TBI
  • Relate the importance of TBI prevention and prevention educational initiatives and resources

PRESENTERS:

Capt. Richard F. Stoltz
Director
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Silver Spring, Maryland

Joel Scholten, M.D.
Acting National Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington
Clinical Coordinator, Polytrauma/Blast Related Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Associate Chief of Staff for Rehabilitation Services Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington

Col. Sidney R. Hinds II, M.D.
National Director
DVBIC
Silver Spring, Maryland

Katherine M. Helmick, M.S., CRNP, ANP-BC, CNRN
Deputy Director
DVBIC
Silver Spring, Maryland

Saafan Z. Malik, M.D.
Director, Research Division
DVBIC
Silver Spring, Maryland

Lt. Cmdr. Cathleen A. Davies, M.S., CCC-SLP/CBIS
Chief, Office of Clinical Education and Training, Education Division
DVBIC
Silver Spring, Maryland

MODERATOR:

Maj. Pamela A. DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach, Education Division
DVBIC
Silver Spring, Maryland

Agenda

1-1:15  p.m.                 Opening Ceremony and Remarks

1:15-1:35 p.m.             Keynote – VA TBI/Polytrauma System of Care: A
                                  Decade of TBI Experience

1:35-1:50 p.m.             TBI Pathway of Care 

1:50-2:05 p.m.             Clinical Tools for Your Practice 

2:05-2:20 p.m.             Promising TBI Research that Will Impact Your Practice

2:20-2:30 p.m.             Prevention Education for Your Patients        

2:30-2:45 p.m.             Question and Answer

2:45-2:55 p.m.             TBI Champion                                                                       
2:55-3  p.m.                 Closing Ceremony

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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 by 4 p.m. (ET) Mar. 2, 2015, 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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC
Registration Opens: 
02/20/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/02/2015
Activity Starts: 
03/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Activity Ends: 
03/02/2015 - 3:00pm
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
  • 0.15 CEU
  • 1.50 APA Credit
  • 1.50 NASW credits
  • 1.50 NBCC

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
02/20/2015
Registration Expires: 
03/02/2015
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Prerequisites

Enrollment requires completing the following courses: