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CRM: Assessment Tools Summary
Concussion Recognition & Management
Module 4 Assessment

Assessment Tools Summary

doctor tools: stethoscope, blood pressure gauge, opthalmoscope
Here are tools a licensed health care professional may use to help assess an mTBI, and tools that should be used only by an expert.

Who

Use

Tool

Description

Licensed
Health Care Professional

Standard Clinic Assessment Tools

Initial diagnostic information about vision, coordination, neck pain, balance, and cognitive status.

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Sideline

  • SAC
Not specific diagnosis, but indication of trouble, including neurocognitive deficits.
 

When you need to refer the patient to an EXPERT, here are some of the tested assessment tools that an EXPERT may use.

Balance & Vestibular

  • SOT (Sensory Organization Test).
  • Bess.
  • Force Plates.
  • C3 Logics.
  • Modified Romberg.
Identification of specific balance or vestibular symptoms.

Visual

  • Saccadic Eye Movement.
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity.
  • Smooth Pursuit.
  • Pupillometry.
Identification of specific visual symptoms.

Neurologic Status

  • Cranial Nerve Assessment.
Tests nerve function through stimulation, movements.
  • Upper and Lower Quarter Neurologic Evaluation.
Confirms normal neurologic status through strength, sensory, and reflex testing.

Neurocognitive Deficits

  • ImPACT.
  • ANAM.
  • HeadMinder.
  • Cogstate.
Computerized test results.
  • Pencil & paper Neuropsychological Testing.
  • CNS Vital signs.
Assessment from neuropsychologist.

Module 4 Assessment

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