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Management of Concussion-mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) (2009)

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Cover page of the guideline document.The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Concussion/mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with concussion/mTBI.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links Related Guidelines
The guideline is formatted as three algorithms, with annotations:
  • Algorithm A
    - Initial Presentation
  • Algorithm B
    - Management of Symptoms
  • Algorithm C
    - Follow-up of Persistent Symptoms
Questions about the mTBI Guideline
mTBI Full Guideline (2009)
mTBI Summary (2009)
mTBI Pocket Card (2009)
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