Back to the Books: Return to Learn Strategies for Concussed Student-Athletes
About the Course
This course covers how to implement return to learn strategies for student athletes following a concussion. Based on the most up-to-date research on concussions in student athletes, athletic trainers, and healthcare practitioners are provided with best-practice recommendations on how to manage post-concussion recovery and learning. Participants will be able to assess their current return to learn the process and modify it in alignment with current guidelines.
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Select essential multidisciplinary team members involved in the return to learn (RTL) process.
- Examine barriers to implementation of RTL protocols for student-athletes.
- Generate a return to learn plan for student-athletes recovering from concussions.
- Apply various techniques to assist the student-athlete throughout the return to learn process.
- Appraise current communication skills to improve dissemination and activation of RTL plan.
About the Author/Presenter
J.D. Boudreaux received a Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University in 2003 as well as a Masters of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in 2005. In August of 2003, he became nationally certified as an athletic trainer and obtained his Sports Certified Specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2011 and later recertified in 2021. He completed his EdD degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe in Curriculum and Instruction in the Fall of 2018. He has over fifteen years of experience as a dual-credentialed sports medicine professional. He has spent seven years managing acute athletic injuries and directing the post-surgical rehabilitation of high-level athletes at the collegiate level. JD is the founder of EPIC Education and Consulting, LLC and is currently employed by a regional health system delivering care in an outpatient sports medicine clinic in conjunction with other medical professionals to a variety of individuals, including high school and collegiate athletes. JD is married to the former Stephanie Mayeux and the proud father of two daughters, Olivia and Anniston.
How to Receive Credit
- View the entire recording which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
- After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
- Provide required personal information and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is: P3633