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TBI Resources

The documents below are select tools and resources from the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) portfolio of resources in the DoD. The documents are listed here because they are linked to DoD policies on TBI. If you are looking for additional information on TBI, please visit the Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) website. The DVBIC is the Department's Center of Excellence for TBI and the source of resources for patients, providers, and researchers.

File Description Date
DoD Instruction Number 6490.11: DoD Policy Guidance for Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion in the Deployed Setting This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures on the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concussion, in the deployed setting. 9/18/2012
DoD Instruction 6490.13: Comprehensive Policy on Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Neurocognitive Assessments by the Military Services This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes standard elements, pursuant to section 722 of Public Law 111-383, requiring the implementation of a comprehensive neurocognitive assessment policy in the Military Services. 9/11/2015
Indications and Conditions for In-Theater Post-Injury Neurocognitive Assessment Tool (NCAT) Testing In accordance with Section 1673 of the NDAA HR 4986, signed into law in January of 2008, the Secretary of Defense was instructed to establish a protocol for the pre-deployment assessment and documentation of the cognitive functioning of Service Members deployed outside the United States. 5/31/2011
DCoE Concussion Management Algorithm Cards Combat Medic/Corpsman Algorithm Card to diagnose a concussion in a deployed setting 10/8/2012
Neuroimaging following TBI in non deployed setting The guidance contained in this CR represents a review of currently published literature and expert contributions obtained by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in collaboration with clinical subject matter experts representing the Services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), academic, research and civilian sectors. 7/8/2013
Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2012 Use this form to screen for concussions 4/30/2015
Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory Form Form used by providers to question patients about their symptoms 4/30/2015
Patient Global Impression Change Scale Form filled out by patients to rate their changes in activity, symptoms, emotions and quality of life. 5/1/2015
Traumatic Brain Injury: Updated Definition and Reporting This memorandum updates the DoD definition of TBI, severity of brain injury stratification, and method of data collection. 4/6/2015

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