ORS CMS Fall 2018 Session


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.

Recorded Sessions Participants
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Use this link to submit all requirements to the CMS Program Director via email


CMS Certificate Program Sample Syllabus

Case Report
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.

Essay Requirement


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


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


Program Evaluation

  • Please note that the program evaluation must be completed using the link found in your follow-up email.  No exceptions can be made.