Comparison of the VOMS and SCAT 3: An NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium Analysis

December 13, 2019

Course Description

Vestibular and oculomotor symptoms in concussed athletes and warfighters are common, but current gold-standard sideline/battlefield concussion assessments fail to address common visual and vestibular symptoms present in acute concussions. This presentation discusses the Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screening (VOMS), the only sideline assessment test incorporating both the visual and vestibular systems. Results from the largest acute-concussion study to date, the NCAA-DOD Concussion, Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium will be discussed, and evidence-based recommendations will be made to improve concussion care.

Target Audience

Optometrists, Physicians, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists

Learning Objectives

1. Highlight connections between and often underestimated prevalence of Sports- and Operationally-Related Concussions for the general population and US Warfighter populations.

2. Discuss the results of a recent NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium analysis examining the predictive accuracy of VOMS in comparison to the SCAT 3, including how this compares to the MACE 2 (US Military version of SCAT 3).

3. Associate the results of the recent study in terms of battlefield/acute assessments strategies, including impact on return-to-duty/activities of daily living, and operational readiness.

Additional Information

Virtual COPE Course ID #: 
65829-NO
Virtual COPE Activity/Event #: 
118632
Live in person COPE Course ID #: 
Live in person COPE Activity/Event #: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 AOTA
    The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.000.1 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • 1.00 ARBO/COPE
    This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    COPE Course ID #: 65829-NO
    COPE Activity/Event #: 118632
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
12/02/2019
Course expires: 
12/27/2019
Event starts: 
12/13/2019 - 12:00
Event ends: 
12/13/2019 - 13:00

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 AOTA
    The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.000.1 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • 1.00 ARBO/COPE
    This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    COPE Course ID #: 65829-NO
    COPE Activity/Event #: 118632
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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