Online Training for Healthcare Providers

Learn Steps to Improve the Care of Your Pediatric Patients with mTBI

HEADS UP to Healthcare Providers is a free online training developed by CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The goal of the training is to provide an overview of the evidence-based recommendations outlined in the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline and to equip healthcare providers with practical strategies to integrate these recommendations into clinical practice.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the training, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss what happens to the brain during and after an mTBI.
  • Identify at least three best practices related to diagnosis of mTBI.
  • Devise an appropriate management plan for pediatric patients with mTBI.
  • Describe prevention strategies for pediatric mTBI.

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Upon completion this training, you can earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credits through the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Download tools to help you use the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline recommendations in your practice.

Checklist on Diagnosis and Management
Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Forms

The ACE (Acute Concussion Evaluation) forms are patient assessment tools.


Emergency Department ACE formpdf icon

Physician/Clinician office ACE formpdf icon

At A Glance: Diagnosis
At A Glance: Prognosis
At A Glance: Treatment
Letter to schools to be filled in by healthcare providers
Discharge Instructions
Symptom-based Recovery Tips

To learn more about concussion, such as the signs and symptoms and how to safely return to school and sports after a concussion, check out the CDC HEADS UP website.