Ovid Concussion to consequence Webinar – Managing Sport-related Concussion On & Off the Field – Tuesday 18th October 2011 12:00pm EST

 Many of our readers will be involved on a regular basis with the management of sports participants with concussion, whether that is at the pitch side, at the training ground, or in a secondary or tertiary care environment.

As part of the Ovid webcast series, there is a forthcoming event on the Management of Sport-related Concussion both on and off the field on  Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:00PM Eastern / 9:00AM Pacific time.

Margot Putukian, Director of Athletic Medicine at Princeton University, Past President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and member of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee will be joining John D. Corrigan, Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation for a 60 minute discussion on what is known, and what is not known about managing concussion as an acute event – particularly in the context of sports, and as a marker within a person’s lifetime history of effects on brain functioning.

You can register for the Concussion to Consequence Ovid Webcast here.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Ovid Webinars and podcasts, these resources highlight a wide range of current issues in the health sciences and medicine and are well worth checking out. Archived Webinars can be found here, and the iTunes series of Ovid podcasts has free podcast downloads here.

Most of you will be familiar with the Consensus statement on Concussion in Sport from the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, 2008 which is available in full text online from CJSM, together with appendices including the second full Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT2) and Pocket SCAT2.

Some questions I have for our blog readers include :

1) How useful do you find the Pocket SCAT2 in practice? What are it’s pros and cons?

2) Are you using SCAT2 as part of preparticipation evaluation baseline screening and, if so, how useful do you find it?

3) What improvements do you think could be made to SCAT2 and the Pocket SCAT2?

CJSM would like to hear your views.

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About Chris Hughes
Associate Editor, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

One Response to Ovid Concussion to consequence Webinar – Managing Sport-related Concussion On & Off the Field – Tuesday 18th October 2011 12:00pm EST

  1. Doug King says:

    SCAT2 – paper edition is complex for the sideline but I do use this in my job as a clinical nurse specialist when dealing with sports related concussion
    SCAT2 on the IPod touch and the IPad is really useful at the sideline. Easy to administer and means that i can get the SCAT2 results emailed home for long term storage – saves double handling

    SCAT2 as a preparticipation assessment: I used the PCSS aspect of the SCAT2 for baselines for my players this representative season. Had to revert to paper based tool as am unable to use it electronically without having to include the rest of the SCAT2. The PCSS helped me identify quickly players that were burnt out / run down from a regular competition season and assisted me in guaging their return competing again.

    Improvements: Have the PCSS as a stand alone on the IPad / IPOd Touch so that we can do the pre-season assessments and then electronically send them to the computer. Would make for a quicker assessment process, have me standing beside them as i see the results and easy to transfer to spreadsheet for further longuitidinal assessments

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