VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
Management of Concussion-mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) (2016)
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.
The guideline is formatted as two algorithms and 23 evidence-based recommendations:
Algorithm A - Initial Presentation
Algorithm B - Management of Symptoms