2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Head Concussion Surveillance and Treatment in Athletes
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities have a large percentage of their youth who participate in contact sports. A Samoan male is 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than an American non-Samoan, therefore, the risk of head trauma is higher in this demographic compared to their non-NH/PI peers, yet there are no neurosurgeons in the U.S. affiliated Pacific Islands. The lack of resources in many NH/PI communities often times places the heavy burden of triaging and caring for these patients on the shoulders of primary care providers and general internists. It is then, imperative to bring awareness to this issue, as well as to seek to optimize surveillance and treatment of head injuries in athletes.
Research indicates that head injuries in sports are often underreported or dismissed in these communities due to a lack of awareness and testing. A better understanding of what a concussion is, what its symptoms are (both to the physical eye and through sideline concussion testing (SCT)), as well as the need for clear return to play (RTP) guidelines will help this public health issue move toward ideal practice, where second-hit syndrome and long-term effects on the developing adolescent brain can be prevented.
Physicians and medical providers who serve Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities.
- Review main concepts regarding head injuries in school aged athletes.
- Discuss head injuries in school aged Pacific Island Athletes.
- Examine return to school and return to play guidelines.
- Discuss pilot approaches to optimize the surveillance and treatment of head injuries in athletes.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, City of Hope
Presenter: Dr. Jandial has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Raynald Samoa, MD has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
This presentation and/or comments will provide a balanced, non-promotional, and evidence-based approach to all diagnostic, therapeutic and/or research related content.
CME Committee/Reviewer no relevant financial relationships: Daneng Li, MD
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this 2023 Pasifika Grand Rounds | Head Concussion Surveillance and Treatment in Athletes for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance