REFERRAL TO THE CONCUSSION FOCUS TEAM
If you would like to refer a patient to a team member of the Concussion Focus team, visit the Meet the Team page for contact information.
Most referrals should start with Dr. Rebecca Lancaster, Dr. Monty Mathews, Dr. Nate Falk, Dr. Kody Moffatt or Dr. Kenneth Blad who will work to coordinate with other providers if needed. If you are unsure about where to start or if auxillary services will be necessary, contact Rusty McKune or Scott Martens to help coordinate patient/athlete referral.
To request handouts for your waiting room, exam rooms, or athletic training room contact Danielle Kleber at 402-932-7111.
TRAINING RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS
Concussion Recognition and Management Modules – Six modules developed by the Nebraska Concussion Coalition. Each module is short in length and can be digested individually or as a series. Written transcripts are also provided for reference. Continuing Medical Education Credits are available for completion of these modules.
ConcussionWise™ – Scroll down this page for courses for Athletic Trainers, Nurses, Physicians, and Physical Therapists. (There is a fee for the course). ConcussionWise is one of the approved educational pieces by the Chief Medical Officer in the State of Nebraska for compliance with LB260.
Heads Up Clinicians: Addressing Concussion in Sports Among Kids and Teens – Sponosred by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and offers FREE training for healthcare professionals. Heads UP is one of the approved educational pieces by the Chief Medical Officer in the State of Nebraska for compliance with LB260.
Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant – Patients, schools, teams and clubs in your community are seeking expert and scientifically based concussions management services. As a Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant (CIC), you can become an expert in your area, enabling you to both support your community and build your practice. CICs are a critical component of ImPACT® multidisciplinary teams.
RESEARCH & STATEMENTS
Nebraska has regional Brain Injury School Support Teams (BIRSST). These teams are available to provide consultative services to schools that teach students who have sustained a brain injury. The teams can provide Nebraska educators with materials, training and consultative services to support those students
Bridging the Gap Booklet – tools, worksheets, and additional information to the Bridging the Gap document.
BIRSST Contacts – A listing of Brain Injury School Support Team contacts.
For additional information about concussions, visit these links:
NCAA Concussion Fact Sheet – A downloadable fact sheet in pdf form.
Centers for Disease Control – Information about concussions from symptoms to management.
Heads Up – The CDC has created free tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Information about concussions from the national organization that supports athletic trainers, the front line medical professionals dealing with sports concussions.
ImPACT® – (The most widely used computerized evaluation system) Provides information about concussion recognition and management.