2021 Baylor Scott & White Concussion Education Course IEM

Concussion treatment has largely been absent from guidelines and research. There are an estimated 1.8 to 3.6 million sport-related concussions per year, yet many youth and high school athletes get poor or no treatment. Media focus on the long term effects of concussion has created a culture of fear. Despite significant advancements in our understanding of the injury and treatment protocols, there is little mainstream conversation about current, evidence-based best practices.

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Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Residents and Medical Students.  This audience also includes Coaches, Athletic trainers, and other professionals who treat or counsel patients with possible concussion

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Summarize new evidence-based guidelines on outpatient concussion evaluation including patients who require ED evaluation and/or neuroimaging
  • Demonstrate an understanding of outpatient concussion management including return to play and return to learn guidelines
  • Identify patients who require referral to a sports medicine or concussion specialist for further managemen

For further study visit https://www.uiltexas.org/health/concussions

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Erin Reynolds, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Reynolds is a clinical sports neuropsychologist who specializes in the treatment of sport-related concussions. She currently serves as the Director of the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program at The Star and holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Reynolds consults with numerous area high school, collegiate and professional teams on the evaluation and treatment of sport-related concussions. Dr. Reynolds earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her master's and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College in Boston. Following graduate school, she completed an APA-accredited internship as well as a two-year, APA-accredited postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Bedford Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. She then completed a specialized advanced fellowship in Sports Neuropsychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program, where she went on to become faculty as well as the fellowship director. Clinically, Dr. Reynolds treats youth, high school, collegiate and professional-level athletes who have sustained a concussion. She is actively involved in ongoing research projects and has published in high impact journals such as Neurosurgery and British Journal of Sports Medicine. Her ongoing research interests include the identification of factors that may influence recovery from concussion, improving treatment protocols and the psychological impact of injury. Dr. Reynolds has held committee positions with the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Sports Neuropsychology Society. She is a frequently invited lecturer on the topic of sport-related concussion at the local, as well as national level. As a mother of two student-athletes, she is passionate about the benefits of playing team sports in childhood and adolescence.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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