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ATSU Continuing Education

november, 2021

Guidelines for Best Practices in Concussion Management: The Development of Position and Consensus Statements


Event Details

Please be advised that all continuing education courses offered through the AT-PBRN will close on December 17, 2021 at 8pm ET. If you are interested in completing a course for the 20-21 BOC reporting cycle, please be sure to do so before this date. Additionally, the AT-PBRN team will be unavailable to assist with CEU certificate issues from December 17, 2021 through January 10, 2022. Any and all requests and issues will be resolved when we return on Monday, January 10, 2022. To submit a request regarding a missing CEU certificate, please click here: AT-PBRN CEU Certificate Request


Course Instructors:

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Although many athletic trainers use clinical practice guidelines, position statements, and consensus statements to identify best practices for the management of various illnesses and injuries, fewer understand the differences between these types of documents and the development process for these documents. This course aims to differentiate between clinical practice guidelines, position statements, and consensus statements and describe the process of how these documents are develop. Using the published documents regarding sport-related concussion, examples between the similarities and differences in recommendations made among these documents will be illustrated. Specifically, focus will be on similarities and differences in diagnosis, prevention, assessment, management, and the use of neurocognitive testing. A discussion of the historical changes in recommendations from Vienna and the 2004 NATA statement through the 2014 NATA statement and the recently released Berlin consensus statement will also be included.

This course aims to cover the following objectives, which will be presented in four individual online modules:  

  1. Describe the development process for clinical practice guidelines
  2. Differentiate between types of clinical practice guidelines
  3. Discuss the process used to develop the Berlin concussion consensus statement
  4. Identify best practices according to the Berlin concussion consensus statement
  5. Compare recommendations from various statements and guidelines for use in clinical practice

According to the education levels described by the PDC, this continuing education course is considered to be Advanced Level, and is appropriate for all athletic trainers.

Please note that following the four modules, you will be asked to answer 10 knowledge questions about the content presented in the modules. Additionally, be sure to view each module in its entirety. It is recommended to take notes as you will not be permitted to return to a module once you have proceeded forward.
** This EBP home study course will take approximately 1.50 hours to complete **
To receive 1.50 EBP CEUs for this home study course, you must receive at least a 70% on the knowledge assessment. Following the completion of the course and knowledge assessment, you will receive an email from the AT-PBRN with your EBP CEU certificate, if warranted.
* The presenter of this home study course has no disclosures or financial conflicts of interest *
If you have any questions at any point throughout the home study course, please contact the AT-PBRN using the following link: Contact the AT-PBRN


Year Around Event (2021)


Continuing Education - Athletic TrainingCailee Bacon Email: OR Kaylynn Murphy Email:

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