Updated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guideline for Adults
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly called concussion, affects millions of Americans each year. This injury can lead to short- or long-term problems affecting how a person thinks, acts, and feels. The American College of Emergency Physicians updated their clinical policy in 2023 to provide recommendations on the care of adult patients with mTBI seen in an emergency department.
CDC developed educational tools to help healthcare professionals use the updated policy in their practice. These educational tools include patient discharge instructions and a checklist on diagnosis and management of mTBI.
- Updated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guideline for Adults
- What to Expect After a Concussion – Patient Discharge Instruction Sheet [PDF – 510 KB]
- Lesión cerebral traumática leve y conmoción cerebral: Información para adultos [PDF – 490KB]
- Key Recommendations for the Care of Adult Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury [PDF – 800 KB]
- Checklist on Diagnosis and Management of mTBI [PDF – 60 KB]