Emergency Management of Concussions: Guided Notes

Here are the questions and answers for the guided notes from our presentation on concussions by Drs. Kiel and McIntosh:

  1. What is the definition of a concussion?
  1. What is the number one risk factor for sustaining a concussion?
  1. Name some potential complications or sequelae.
  1. What is the first thing to do with an athlete you think is concussed on the sideline?
  1. What are some of the common SYMPTOMS of a concussion?
  1. What are the key components of the physical exam in a patient being evaluated for a concussion? (to exclude badness)
  1. What SIGN or physical exam finding in concussions is pathognomonic for concussions?
  1. What imaging findings are commonly seen in concussion?
  1. What are some key details to provide patients/ parents when discharging a patient with a concussion?
  1. Describe a basic template for a return to school/ play/ work protocol
The views expressed on this blog are the author's own and do not reflect the views of their employer. Please read our full disclaimer here. Any references to clinical cases refer to patients treated at a virtual hospital, Janus General Hospital.

Jay Khadpe MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Residency Director
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

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