6 students

This course combines two presentations on two common issues that affect people after brain injury: headaches and sleep disorders. The presentations offer information on the issues and resources for accessing treatment. Both programs were recorded at the BIANYS Professional Symposium on June 14, 2017.


Headaches After Brain Injury: Treatment Options

Presented by Kimberly Sackheim, DO

Dr. Kimberly Sackheim of NYU-Langone Medical Center offers an overview of headache resulting from brain injury. The presentation focuses on identifying headaches and offers insight into providing treatment and referral, as well as an overview of treatment options.

Viewers will learn to:

  • Identify post-traumatic headache and when to offer treatment options
  • Describe abortive and preventative medication options for headache management
  • Describe interventional treatment options for headache management


Sleep Disorders After TBI 

Presented by Heidi N. Fusco, MD and Erika Trovato, DO, MS

Dr. Heidi Fusco and Dr. Erika Trovato of NYU-Langone Medical Center present on the myriad sleep disorders that can occur after brain injury. The presentation offers an overview of common sleep disorders and their treatments, as well as a review of risk factors and support strategies for providers to convey to patients.

Viewers will learn to:

  • Identify and describe sleep disorders after brain injury
  • Describe the risk factors and pathophysiology in sleep dysfunction after TBI
  • Discuss the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders

Webinar Instructions:

BIANYS professional development webinars are simple and efficient. You will receive useful information and acknowledgment for taking this course.

Some courses have more than one video. From the course curriculum, expand the first lesson and click on the link for the lesson. This will open a new section for that lesson. Once you finish the lesson, click on the “complete” button.

If you are filling out a form that corresponds to a video, click on the “submit” button once it is completed.

To complete the course, make sure you return to the main page for the course. Close out the lesson section, then click on  the “finish course” button. A certificate is automatically generated.