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Spring 2012 Virtual Grand Rounds

April 12, 2012 – TBI in Idaho: A Partial Perspective Using Idaho Trauma Registry Data – 3/8/2012 1:52:00 PM

It is difficult to accurately determine TBI-related related acute care hospitalizations and outcomes in Idaho due to the absence of emergency room, hospital and rehabilitation discharge databases. Although it is not yet statewide, the Idaho Trauma Registry collects demographic, injury-specific and acute care-hospital discharge disposition information on TBI patients who meet inclusion criteria – the most severely injured individuals. This presentation will summarize what is known for TBI patients who are transported to acute care hospitals for treatment.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MST

Presenter: Ginger Floerchinger-Franks, DrPH, Director, Idaho Trauma Registry

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April 19 – ISU Veterans Sanctuary: Overcoming Obstacles To Achieve Great Things – 3/8/2012 1:58:00 PM

The Veterans Sanctuary at Idaho State University is a nationally-recognized transition and support program for student veterans and service members. We use a “one-stop-shop” approach to provide comprehensive educational and social support services. These include resources for disabled student veterans, a VA  Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and assistance with VA educational and medical benefits. We also offer free tutoring in all subjects, veterans’ academic and technical advisors, scholarships, job preparation and employment assistance, student-run veterans clubs, veteran preference housing, counseling, and Idaho’s first university-or college-based veterans center complete with a lounge/conference room, study areas and a kitchen.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MST
Presenter: Casey Santee, Veteran Recruiter/Counselor, Veteran’s Sanctuary, Idaho State University
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April 26 – Concussion and the Adolescent Athlete: Critical Management Guidelines – 3/8/2012 2:01:00 PM

Dr. Faure will discuss the prevalence of concussion in youth and adolescent sports and will provide background on management guidelines (including legislative efforts) for sport administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, parents and athletes. She will also discuss potential short- and long-term cognitive effects associated with sport-related concussion, including post-concussion syndrome and the need for academic accommodations for athletes who suffer concussion.

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MST

Presenter: Caroline “Smitty” Faure, EdD;ATC-L, Assistant Professor of Sport Science & Physical Education, Idaho State University

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This project is supported in part by grant number 90TBSG0056-02-01 from the U.S Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) , Washington, D.C. 20201 and Idaho State University. This project was previously supported in part by grant # 1-H21-MC07735, using funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Idaho State University. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. The content contained herein are solely those of the authors and points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy, the view or policies of the U.S. Government, the State of Idaho, or Idaho State University