Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines Course (TBI) Non-Credit Course

Program Description

Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines Course (TBI) is a joint initiative of Brain Trauma Foundation and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. This online course aims to educate trauma care providers about the key evidence-based recommendations of the TBI guidelines. The Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines have consistently shown to reduce Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) mortality by 50%. Content includes initial patient assessment, helpful resources, the adult severe TBI guidelines (4th edition), the SIBICC algorithms, pearls of surgical management, as well as an international perspective. The course will be of interest to all clinicians who care for trauma patients, providing learners with current best evidence practices for patients with severe TBI.

Target Audience

The course will be of interest to all clinicians who care for trauma patients - both physicians in practice and those in training. 

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize current best practices in traumatic brain injury care.
  • Describe the importance of early identification for good outcomes.
  • Analyze relevant physician contributions in research and prevention.
  • Recognize knowledge gained with questions at the end of each section, and the final module.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

American College of Surgeons Faculty Disclosures

For course-specific disclosure listings, please refer to the disclosure insert provided at your course site.

BTF TBI Planning/Development Committee Disclosures:

Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS
Nothing to disclose

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS
Nothing to disclose

Gregory Hawryluk, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

BTF TBI Author Disclosures: 

Eric Sribnick, MD, FACS
Nothing to disclose

Alan Hoffer, MD
Nothing to disclose

Anthony Figaji, MD
Nothing to disclose

Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS
Nothing to disclose

Eve Tsai, MD, PhD, FRCSC, CIP
Nothing to disclose

Andres Rubiano, MD, PhD
Nothing to disclose

At the end of this course, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
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