NFL works with charity to offer ER docs education on concussions

The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury have increased 70 percent over the past decade. To help ER physicians receive the latest education on concussions, the NFL has partnered with the Emergency Medicine Foundation--a charity that invests in emergency medicine research and education--to provide a free online course for physicians on how to assess and manage concussions. The 90-minute course, accredited by both the American Medical Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians, covers a number of topics related to concussion, including: epidemiology, prevention and mitigation, recognition, management, and recovery and return to play. Announcement