Recognizing and Treating Mild Brain Injury

Originally presented on April 16, 2015

Kenneth L. Shapiro, M.D. Medical Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, NY


New York State has a high prevalence of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI), with hospitals reporting over 400 TBI incidents each day (1). Results of a comprehensive needs and resources assessment among individuals with TBI, their families and service providers, revealed the need for enhanced TBI training opportunities across professional health care related disciplines to increase correct diagnosis and response to TBI. This program will focus on the incidence of mild brain injury nationally and in New York State, the populations most impacted by such injuries, and the signs and symptoms of mild brain injury, which are often subtle and may not surface until hours, days, weeks or even months after the initial injury.

(1) SPARCS Data NYSDOH 2012. Head Trauma Rehabilitation Journal, The Epidemiology & impact of TBI, Lanlois, Jean, ScD., MPH, Rutland Brown, MPH,

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify symptoms of mild TBI (mTBI)
  • Explain how practitioners can use TBI diagnostic tools such as the Acute Concussion Evaluation - "ACE" with their patients
  • Identify resources to assist in recognizing and treating mild brain injury

Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours for this activity expired on April 30, 2018.