Topics for Medical Providers
Available fact sheets (as referred to on Page S1 of the Concussion Management Algorithm), the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation, Mobile Applications, Patient Education material and TBI.consult
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be classified as mild, moderate, severe or penetrating. The severity is determined at the time of injury.
The National Center for Telehealth & Technology, in conjunction with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, and Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, has deployed a web resource locator to support Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) traumatic brain injury (TBI) case managers and care coordinators in their work with service members, veterans, and their families.
Military traumatic brain injury (TBI) case managers are an integral part of the care and support of service members with TBI.DVBIC provides the following resources and online tools to assist military TBI case managers and care coordinators.
In order to promote the best possible care for service members and veterans, DVBIC offers online education for both civilian and military providers to learn about traumatic brain injury (TBI). All are free of charge and some allow providers to obtain continuing education or continuing medical education credits.
Care for combat wounded service members is accomplished through a medical transport system which begins on the battlefield with initial life saving treatment.
The most obvious difference between combat-related concussion and sports-related concussion is the mechanism of injury.
There is increasing concern that individuals who sustain multiple concussions are at risk for prolonged or permanent neurologic damage, including early onset dementia.
America's deployed service members are sustaining attacks from explosions or blasts almost daily by rocket-propelled grenades, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and land mines.
With the increased awareness of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion, many military health care providers find themselves without the necessary tools to treat chronic and co-occurring symptoms.