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When all you need is a fundamental and clinical understanding of sports concussions, supplemented by current research and management techniques, look to Cram Session in Evaluation of Sports Concussion: A Handbook for Students & Cliniciansfor quick and at-your-fingertips facts. Cram Session in Evaluation of Sports Concussion: A Handbook for Students & Cliniciansby Dr. Tamerah N. Hunt is a succinct and descriptive quick reference that provides the health care professional with a simple step-by-step approach to various sports concussion assessment and management techniques. Cram Session in Evaluation of Sports Concussion: A Handbook for Students & Clinicians is designed to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice to improve assessment and management of sports-related concussion and return-to-play decisions. What is in your "Cram Session": Concept maps Red flags for differential diagnoses Return to participation paradigms Detailed algorithms for evaluation, testing, and working with other health care professionals Model protocols and management strategies that can be implemented with minimal resources and support staff Cram Session in Evaluation of Sports Concussion: A Handbook for Students & Cliniciansis an informative, well-organized handbook for all students and clinicians in athletic training, physical therapy, and allied health professionals who evaluate and manage concussions.
Tamerah N. Hunt, PhD, AT, received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware. She received her master of science degree at James Madison University and continued to the University of Georgia where she received her doctorate in kinesiology. Following completion of her doctoral work, Dr. Hunt became an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. Dr. Hunt currently works at The Ohio State University (OSU) as the Director of Research for the OSU Sports Concussion Program and as Assistant Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr. Hunt was a high school athletic trainer for 4 years, during which she obtained first-hand experience with concussions and realized the lack of information available for allied health care professionals working in high schools. Her interest in this often medically neglected population triggered her research of concussions in high school athletes. As a researcher, Dr. Hunt focuses on youth concussion assessment and has worked with high school districts in Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland. Dr. Hunt examines high school recovery patterns, effort given to concussion assessment, comorbidities associated with concussion, and the educational intervention tools used in multiple populations. This research has led to grant funding to examine concussion in high school athletics.
Dr. Hunt is a former National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. She has authored various articles on concussion, youth injuries, and grade inflation and has given numerous regional, national, and international presentations as a guest speaker and clinician.
Table of Contents
Dedication Acknowledgments About the Author Preface Foreword by Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Differential Diagnoses Chapter 3 Concussion Evaluation Assessments and Clinical Tools Chapter 4 Management and Recovery of Sport-Related Concussion Chapter 5 Return to Participation Guidelines Chapter 6 Return to School/Work Accommodations Chapter 7 Legal Precedent and Cases Chapter 8 Prevention Suggested Readings Index