MIMS Education

Updates in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Updates in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Family MedicineEmergency MedicineGeneral PracticeNeurology
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About this course

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as a concussion, is the most common form of head injury presenting at the ER. Currently, the established diagnostic approach to this condition entails a plain cranial CT scan. Unfortunately, it has its own limitations and is often used unnecessarily in the diagnosis of mTBI. Thus, the use of serum biomarkers could help to accurately determine the presence or absence of brain injury without the need for unnecessary brain imaging.

This e-learning module aims to review the current standard of care for mild traumatic brain injury and understand the role of biomarkers in its diagnosis.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the clinical assessment of mild traumatic brain injury
  • Understand the emerging role of biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

Topics covered

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Definition, Clinical features, and Classification
  • Clinical assessment of mild TBI
  • Neurological assessment
  • Clinical decision rules for neuroimaging in TBI
  • Current standard of care and diagnostic limitation
  • Mild TBI biomarkers
    • Introduction
    • Review of evidence
  • Patient education and follow-up care
  • When to admit and refer a patient

Speaker for this course

Dr Murtaza Bagwala
MBBS, MRCEM (London), FEM (Liverpool)
Clinical Coordinator & In-charge
Emergency Medical Services
Saifee Hospital

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 60% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, TBI, biomarkers