Managing Return to Activities

Information for Health Care Professionals

Appropriate diagnosis, referral, and patient and family/caregiver education are critical for helping patients with mild TBI (MTBI) achieve optimal recovery and to reduce or avoid significant adverse health outcomes. However, diagnosing MTBIs can be challenging as symptoms of MTBI are common to those of other medical conditions and the onset and/or recognition of symptoms may occur days or weeks after the initial injury.

Therefore, CDC has collaborated with multiple organizations and leading experts to develop clinical guidelines and tools for diagnosis and management of patients with MTBI.


free online training for healthcare providers

HEADS UP to Healthcare Providers is a free online training developed by CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The training provides an overview of the evidence-based recommendations outlined in the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline.

Earn free CME, CNE and CEU credits.