ACOEM Member Price: $45.00
Non-Member Price: $60.00
Aaron Thompson, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Program Director, Occupational Medicine
University of Toronto
Nothing to disclose
This session will address best practice for assessment and disability management for workers with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Current guidance documents and resources will be reviewed and participants will be instructed on how to operationalize them in occupational medicine practice. A specific focus of the session will be operationalizing guidelines to develop structured return-to-work plans for affected workers. The majority of people who experience concussion/mTBI recover within the first few weeks following injury, and though 15 to 20% experience persistent symptoms (defined as > 10 - 14 days in adults). In such cases, clinical assessment is recommended to identify specific primary and secondary pathologies that may be contributing to the symptoms. Early intervention following mTBI, including education, reassurance, and support for guided resumption of activities, significantly reduces social morbidity and severity of post-concussion symptoms. Current guidance documents will be presented and attendees will develop competence in disability management involving workers with concussion.
1. Explain current best practice for diagnosis and management of concussion.
2. Develop structured return to work plans for workers with concussion.
3. Educate workers and employers on return to work after concussion.
Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.