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Meaningful Knowledge Transfer w/ Dr. Vernon Williams
Episode 218th January 2021 • The AT Last Podcast • AT LAST
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This episode discusses concussion management specific to athletes that compete in underserved areas, and specifically Black athletes. Dr. Vernon Williams is a Sports Neurologist and expert in the field of concussion management.

Show Notes

  1. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency department utilization and diagnosis for sports related head injuries1
  2. define the topic: do children with sports related head injuries utilize the healthcare system differently and get diagnosed differently based on race
  3. learning objectives
  4. identify the potential negative affects of misdiagnosing a concussion based on race🡪could lead to disparities in post injury care
  5. List factors that could lead to racial differences of ED utilization
  6. Racial Disparities in concussion knowledge and symptom recognition in American adolescent athletes2
  7. define the topic: are there differences in concussion knowledge when comparing black and white communities?
  8. learning objectives
  9. identify potential factors contributing to lack of knowledge in black communities
  10. lacking standard of care in underserved communities
  11. no access to ATCs! Like the 62 schools in LAUSD with football
  12. Identify the impact of lack of an ATC
  13. Black athletes without ATCs less frequently identify all signs/symptoms of concussion
  14. Less prevention
  15. Less recognition and management
  16. References
  17. Lyons TW, Miller KA, Miller AF, Mannix R. Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department utilization and diagnosis for sports-related head injuries. Front Neurol. 2019;10:690.
  18. Wallace J, Covassin T, Moran R. Racial disparities in concussion knowledge and symptom recognition in American adolescent athletes. J Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2018;5(1):221-228.
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  32. Artwork by Jason Eisenberg
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  35. Intro/Outro music by Willie B the Ichiban Don
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