Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
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Define pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion
Identify pediatric patients at low risk for clinically important TBI
Identify pediatric patients who can be observed safely in the ED for mTBI without imaging
Identify symptoms of concussion and risk factors for post–concussion syndrome
Recognize the potential complications of mTBI such as postconcussive syndrome and persistent neurological deficit as well as second-impact syndrome.
June 1, 2021. Date of most recent review: May 15, 2021. Termination date: June 1, 2024.
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