This page provides an overview of the program agenda as well as links to required recorded sessions, important references, ancillary materials, and assessments. Please be sure to login to each session at least 15 minutes early as we will spend a few moments going over important information prior to the start of the educational programming. You must attend all sessions as scheduled. There are no make-up sessions or refunds for failing to attend a required session. Your attendance and participation is continuously monitored throughout the general sessions.
All participants will receive a follow-up email 1 hour after the final session. Use the links in the follow-up email to link to this on-line syllabus page to view required recorded sessions and download ancillary materials. You MUST register for and view all required recorded sessions.
There are 3 exams associated with this curriculum. Each exam is made up of 10 multiple choice questions. All exam questions are drawn directly from live webinar discussions, required readings, recorded sessions, and video demonstrations/learning labs. ALL EXAMS MUST BE TAKEN USING THE EXAM LINKS PROVIDED IN THE FOLLOW-UP EMAIL. No exceptions will be made. You MUST complete all the exams to receive your CMS credential. Upon submission of each test you will receive the correct answers and a test score. Note each test score as you will be required to report the score on your Request for Credentialing form.
In addition to the general sessions requirements, you MUST also complete a case study/essay project. A link to this project is provided below. Upon completion of all program requirements, CMS candidates MUST complete and submit the Request for Credentialing form. You will not receive CMS certification without completion of ALL program requirements. All program requirements MUST be completed and the Request for Credentialing form received by SMC within 30 days of completion of final instructor led session unless prior arrangements have been made with the program’s primary instructor.
All CMS candidates are required to be current holders of CPR with AED certification through either the Americal Heart Association or American Red Cross. A copy of your certification card must be submitted with your Request for Credential form.
Use this link to submit all requirements to the CMS Program Director via email
The case report is intended to be a reflective project, focusing on a challenging incident involving head trauma resulting from organized athletic participation. Your case report should involve an incident that did not follow a typical return to play track, but rather was complicated or protracted. As you reflect on this particular case, you should pay particular attention to describing acute differential diagnosis, not only explaining what the diagnosis was, but what else it could have been, and any clinical criteria used to make the differential diagnosis. Management should focus specifically on how modifying conditions, risk factors, and the neurometabolic cascade influenced your acute management, rehab and return to play decisions. As you examine this case be cognizant of what you did do and what you might do differently, providing a logical argument for what you propose that is grounded in differential diagnosis, the neurometabolic cascade, modifying conditions and/or risk factors.
Tuesday September 18, 2018
Live Session I
9:00am – 9:15am: CMS Introduction
9:15am – 10:00am: Mechanism of and Pathophysiology of Injury
10:00am – 11:00am: On-Field Management: Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
Session I Recording
Session I slide presentations
- Mechanism of and Pathophysiology of Injury
- On-Field Management_Assessment and Differential Diagnosis Slide Notes
- Live Session Readings
- EMSoft Triangles Strategy.ed5
- Hematoma or Concussion_3
- Measurement vs guessing
- SMC Cranial Nerve Assessment Guide
- SMC Head Injury Warning Sheet
- BJSM SCAT5 Article
- SCAT5 Eval Packet
- BJSM Child SCAT5 Article
- Child SCAT 5
- VOMS: A Brief VOMS Assessment to Evaluate Concussions: Preliminary Findings
- VOMS: Tests
- SMC Enhanced VOMS for Concussion
- VOMS Test Video .”>
- Reliability of Kingdevit
- BESS manual 310
- Link to C3 Logix
- On-field Signs/Symptoms That May Predict Protracted Recovery From Sport-Related Concussion
- Zuckerman SL1,2, Yengo-Kahn AM1, Buckley TA3, Solomon GS1,2, Sills AK1,2, Kerr ZY4. Predictors of postconcussion syndrome in collegiate student-athletes. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Apr;40(4):E13.
- Cameron KL, et al. Predicting the development of post concussion syndrome from initial signs and symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury. J Athl Train. 2000;35(2): S-54.
- Lau, BC, et al. Which on-field signs and symptoms predict protracted recovery from sports-related concussion among high school football players? Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(11):2311-2318.
- Recorded Session: Modifying Conditions and Pharmaceutical Drug Interactions
- Recorded Session Readings:
- CMS Quiz_1
Thursday September 20, 2018
Live Session II
9:00am – 10:00am: Protracted Recovery and Rehabilitation
10:00am – 10:45am: The SCAT5 and Step-Wise Concussion Recovery Progression
10:45am – 11:00am: Wrap-up
Session II Recording
Session II Slide presentations
- Live Session Reading
- 2017 Consensus Statement
- SMC Step-Wise CRP
- SMC Medically Supervised Exercise Prescription
- Leddy JJ1, Willer B. Use of graded exercise testing in concussion and return-to-activity management. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013 Nov-Dec;12(6):370-6
- Leddy J1, Baker JG1,2, Haider MN3, Hinds A1, Willer B4. A Physiological Approach to Prolonged Recovery From Sport-Related Concussion. J Athl Train. 2017 Mar;52(3):299-308.
- Recorded Session: Model Concussion Policy Development
- CMS Quiz_2
- Live Session Readings
- Video Segments
- Recorded Session: Section 504 Planning, HIPPA, and FERPA Regualtions
- CMS Quiz_3
- Please note that the program evaluation must be completed using the link found in your follow-up email. No exceptions can be made.