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Digital Seminar

"Life is Dangerous, Wear a Helmet!", Concussion Assessment and Management

Steven Cohen, MPH/HCA, PA-C
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Sep 17, 2022
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Not sure if a patient is concussed?  Or when they can return to activity? Hear the latest updates on concussion assessment, evaluation, and treatment modalities in adults, adolescents, and children. This session will also add the latest research and future directions in research. The talk is augmented by many video presentations highlighting various topics discussed in the session.


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Disclosure of Program CoSponsorship

This program was developed through the joint providership of PESI, Inc. and  the Maryland Association of Physician Assistants.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Steven Cohen, MPH/HCA, PA-C's Profile

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Steven E. Cohen, MPH/HCA, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant in Neurosurgery and Trauma with close to 40 years of clinical experience, 30 years in Neurosurgery. He presently works at Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a regular speaker at local and national conferences.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Steven Cohen has an employment relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Steven Cohen has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Integrate presentation and key recommendations for evaluation of concussion in clinical practice.
  2. Execute assessment tools for predicting patient outcomes.
  3. Formulate the essential elements in the treatment and monitoring recovery of concussion syndromes.
  4. Devise the psychological issues associated with concussion.
  5. Determine at risk populations and future directions in concussion research.


  • What is a Concussion? (You Tube)  
    • “Not for Faint of Heart” (You Tube ) 
    • “Hold on to Your Helmets!”  
    • Concussion Facts - A New Model-Symptom with Focused Therapies  
    • Improving Recovery
  • What Should We Know?
    • Mild TBI- refer to GCS
    • Head Trauma--- Blunt Trauma (Penetrating as well)
    • Why Did I See My Provider (somatic complaints)
  • Studies and Physical Exam Findings
    • Additional Testing
  • Adult Psych. Issues or Mental Health Disorders associated with concussion identified
    • Treating Mental Health Problems-CBT
    • Summarizing concussion management
    • Meds for Persistent Symptoms
    • Concussions affecting children and adolescents
    • TBI more common in children and adolescent
    • Anxiety, Depression, and sleep disturbances
    • What is CTE?
  • Concerns to See a Provider
  • Research Into CTE
  • So-Where are we going with Concussion Research and Management?
    • New Research
    • Summary
    • Future Directions

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants


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