ECHO Concussion covers topics related to persisting concussion symptoms, in children and adults, as well as diagnosis of acute and chronic concussion. The ECHO program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive approach to concussion diagnosis and symptom management across the continuum. The topics cover the key elements of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of concussion and prolonged symptoms (https://braininjuryguidelines.org/concussion/).
Program Learning Objectives:
Diagnosis: Improve assessment and diagnosis rates for concussion in primary care, including diagnosis of acute and prolonged concussion symptoms in all age groups.
Risk Reduction: Increase frontline clinicians’ expertise and competence in identifying and reducing risk for prolonged symptoms of concussion(s).
Management: Standardize and upgrade concussion management in primary care using evidenced-informed best practice guidelines developed by an international team of leading concussion experts.
Overall: Improve patient health outcomes by reducing protracted recovery and improving support for return to activity.