Educating Providers in Return-to-Play Suggested Guidelines Postconcussion

Show simple item record Bires, Angela Leonard, Amanda Thurber, Brandon 2019-02-14T19:36:08Z 2019-02-14T19:36:08Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bires, A., Leonard, A,Thurber, B. "Educating Providers in Return-to-Play Suggested Guidelines Postconcussion" CCNQ 2017; 40:1:49-58 en_US
dc.description.abstract As the awareness of concussions increases, it is imperative to be able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat concussed individuals properly to prevent further complications or death. The primary purpose of this study was to compare a provider’s current awareness and comfort level as it relates to the return-to-play guidelines for concussions. A secondary aim was to evaluate current protocols that are in use and determine whether they coincide with the suggested guidelines. An educational intervention was implemented to assess the knowledge and confidence of health care providers. The study design was a quantitative, convenient sample, pretest/posttest questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered to participants who were nurse practitioners prior to an educational PowerPoint presentation. At 8 weeks, the posttest was administered. Approximately 19% of individuals were not aware of a graded return-to-play protocols. The findings suggest that the educational intervention increased their confidence levels in making a diagnosis of a concussion, in assessing danger signs, and in understanding when to refer to a specialist. Additional supporting evidence from this study indicates that the educational intervention allowed the participants to achieve a greater comfort level in finding appropriate resources for them and their patients en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Crit Care Nurs Q en_US
dc.subject concussion en_US
dc.subject provider comfort levels en_US
dc.subject return-to-play guidelines en_US
dc.title Educating Providers in Return-to-Play Suggested Guidelines Postconcussion en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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