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SOVIE APP: Concussion in the Pediatric Patient: An Update

Date of Release

Period of Validity
11/13/17 - 11/13/18

Educational Need

Concussion in the pediatric population is a common problem and the media has been flush with concussion related issues resulting from repeated head injury in professional sports. In addition, the risk second injury syndrome in the teen population has heightened concern in concussions that occur in childhood. There is little research on this topic in the literature and experts in the field worldwide have sought to develop guidelines for the diagnosis and management of concussive injury in children. The current understanding of concussive injury, as well as diagnosis and treatment strategies will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this module participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological injury that occurs in concussion and the particular risk in the pediatric population.
  2. Describe Return to Learn and Return to Play protocols used in concussion management.

Rose, SC, et. al. (2015) Diagnosis and Management of Concussion in Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Neurology, 53; 108-118
McCrory, P., et. al. (2013) Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012.  Journal of American College of Surgeons, 216; 5, e55-e71.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SCS Disclosure Statement
ACCME Standards of Commercial Support (SCS) of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.

Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose:

Cyndi tenHoopen, RN, MS, CPNP-BC
Carolyn Dickinson, RN, MS, CPNP-BC
Melissa Smith, MS, RN, PNP-BC
Timothy Stevens, MD, MPH

The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included:

Elaine Philipson, NP has no financial interests or relationships to disclose

No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity

Contact Information
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666

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Criteria for successful completion of this activity include:

  • Review the course materials
  • Completion of  the self-assessment / program evaluation*

*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.


  • Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
  • Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
  • Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.

Course Materials

After viewing the PowerPoint in Course Materials:

  1. Click on the Self-Assessment – Program Evaluation link and sign in.
  2. Registration Complete - You have already paid and registered for this event. To continue with your Online Activity, please click the "Continue" button below.
  3. Thank you – Click Here to Begin the Activity and a new window opens to the activity home page.
  4. Use the tab at the top to go back to the Thank You page and the Continue to the Post Test button appears.
  5. Complete the Post Test and Evaluation.

Self Assessment - Program Evaluation