Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

As the traumatic brain injury (TBI) Pathway of Care Manager within the Military Health System (MHS), the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI. DVBIC offers informational products at no cost to active duty military, veterans and their families about TBI. DVBIC also offers clinical resources and tools to health care providers that treat them.


Booklet

Image of Publication Cover A Parent's Guide to Returning Your Child to School After a Concussion Booklet

This guide provides information on the treatment and recovery of concussion, offers practical advice on how to recognize its signs and symptoms, and explains what parents can do to support their child’s return to school.
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Image of Publication Cover Back to School Guide to Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury Booklet

This booklet provides service members and veterans with ongoing traumatic brain injury symptoms guidance for coping while returning to college, university or vocational school.
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Image of Publication Cover Addressing Family Needs Booklet

This booklet provides loved ones with the tools, techniques and guidance to understand the changes their service member or veteran may experience after traumatic brain injury.
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Image of Publication Cover Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others Booklet

This booklet describes coping techniques and self-care advice for those caring for service members or veterans with traumatic brain injury.
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Image of Publication Cover Talking With Children About TBI Booklet

This booklet contains communication techniques for parents or guardians struggling to help their children understand the changes in a loved one with TBI.
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Brochure

Image of Publication Cover What You Should Know About Concussions

This brochure is designed to educate deployed service members about traumatic brain injuries immediately after concussion injury.
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Image of Publication Cover Return to Activity Educational Brochure: Guidance for Service Members With Symptoms Following a Concussion

This brochure helps service members and veterans with concussion to recover quickly and safely.
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Image of Publication Cover Vision Problems After Concussion: A Patient Education Brochure

This brochure helps concussed service members understand vision problems and provides insight into treatment options.
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Business Card

Image of Publication Cover TBI.consult Information Card

The TBI.consult Card provides the email consultation address for deployed clinicians who have questions about acute TBI care. To obtain information about the TBI.consult service, send an email (link sends e-mail).
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Clinical Recommendation

Image of Publication Cover Assessment and Management of Visual Dysfunction Associated with Mild TBI Clinical Recommendation

Clinical recommendations on assessing and managing visual dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) compiled by recognised subject matter experts in the field.
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Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Guidance for the Primary Care Manager in Deployed and Non-deployed Settings

Clinical recommendations to primary health care providers about staged return to activity following mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) compliled by recognised subject matter experts in the field.
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Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Guidance for the Rehabilitation Provider in Deployed and Non-deployed Settings

Clinical recommendations to rehabilitation providers about staged return to activity following mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) compliled by recognised subject matter experts in the field.
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Image of Publication Cover Management of Sleep Disturbance Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings

Clinical recommendations on common sleep disorderts following traumatic brain injury compiled by recognised subject matter experts in the field.
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Image of Publication Cover Management of Headache Following Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings

Clinical recommendations on treating the common post traumatic headache types following a TBI compiled by recognised subject matter experts in the field.
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Image of Publication Cover Indications and Conditions for Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Screening Post Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Serves as a reference tool offering medical guidance following indications from post-injury neuroendocrine screening
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Image of Publication Cover Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting Clinical Recommendation

This clinical recommendation describes a standard approach to imaging mild TBI, from the acute through chronic stages, in non-deployed settings.
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Image of Publication Cover Management Of Sleep Disturbances Suite

This product suite is designed to guide primary care managers in the assessment and management of common sleep disorders, including insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder and obstructive sleep apnea.
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Image of Publication Cover Assessment and Management of Dizziness Associated with Mild TBI Clinical Recommendation

This clinical recommendation for primary care providers describes evaluating dizziness after a mild TBI, and offers guidance for further vestibular evaluation and care.
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Image of Publication Cover Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting Clinical Recommendation

This clinical recommendation describes a standard approach to imaging mild TBI, from the acute through chronic stages, in non-deployed settings.
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Fact Sheet

Image of Publication Cover Winter Helmets Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips for choosing the right helmet for the right sport, with information about different safety features in helmets for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. 
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Image of Publication Cover Patient Activity Guidance After Concussion. Stage 1: Rest - (Each individual quantity is a pack of 25 fact sheets)

Patient education fact sheet about PRA Stage 1: Rest
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Image of Publication Cover Patient Activity Guidance After Concussion. Stage 2: Light Routine Activity - (Each individual quantity is a pack of 25 fact sheets)

Patient education fact sheet about PRA Stage 2: Light Routine Activity
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Image of Publication Cover Patient Activity Guidance Sheet After Concussion. Stage 3: Light Occupation-oriented Activity - (Each individual quantity is a pack of 25 fact sheets)

Patient education fact sheet about PRA Stage 3: Light Occupation-oriented Activity
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Image of Publication Cover Patient Activity Guidance Sheet After Concussion. Stage 4: Moderate Activity - (Each individual quantity is a pack of 25 fact sheets)

Patient education fact sheet about PRA Stage 4: Moderate Activity
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Image of Publication Cover Patient Activity Guidance Sheet After Concussion. Stage 5: Intensive Activity - (Each individual quantity is a pack of 25 fact sheets)

Patient education fact sheet about PRA Stage 5: Intensive Activity
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Image of Publication Cover Cruise with Control Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips on how to stay safe on motorcycles to help prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) while riding.
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Image of Publication Cover Ride Right Fact Sheet

This bicycle safety fact sheet provides tips to protect your head and help prevent traumatic brain injury while riding a bike.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Head Injury and Dizziness

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients with concussion/mild TBI on how to manage dizziness related to their injury.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Managing Neck Pain

Neck pain can occur together with headaches following a concussion. This fact sheet provides information to help patients manage neck pain.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Changes in Behavior, Personality or Mood

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients with concussion/mild TBI on how to manage changes in mood related to their injury.
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Image of Publication Cover Bicycle/Motorcycle Helmets Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips for choosing the right helmet for the right ride, with information about different safety features in helmets for bicycling and riding motorcycles.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Ways to Improve Your Memory

This fact sheet can be used by health care providers to educate patients with concussion/mild traumatic brain injury on how to manage memory problems related to their injury.
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Image of Publication Cover DVBIC Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of DVBIC’s care coordination, education, clinical care, research and network locations.
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Image of Publication Cover Heads Up Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides sports safety tips to prevent or minimize sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). It also includes the signs and symptoms of TBI, and how to get help if you think you sustained a brain injury. 
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Healthy Sleep

This fact sheet offers service members and veterans who experience sleep disturbances with healthy sleep tips that can likely improve their sleep.
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Image of Publication Cover Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes the main causes of traumatic brain injury and the importance of prompt and proper treatment.
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Image of Publication Cover Help With Ongoing Symptons: Concussion/Mild Brain Injury

This fact sheet addresses why symptoms continue to persist (beyond the first three months after their initial injury) in some patients and how they can cope or seek additional help.
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Image of Publication Cover Baseball/Football Helmets Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips for choosing the right helmet for the right sport, with information about different safety features in helmets for baseball and football.
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Image of Publication Cover Concussion Signs and Symptoms Fact Sheet

This fact sheet identifies major physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms of concussion and provides coping and recovery tips.
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Image of Publication Cover Help With Ongoing Symptoms Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains why concussion symptoms may persist more than three months in some patients, and how they can cope or seek additional hel
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Image of Publication Cover Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet

This fact sheet defines concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder and explains how overlapping symptoms often occur.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheet: Managing Headaches

This fact sheet provides non-drug options to help those diagnosed with a mild TBI and associated post-traumatic headache manage symptoms.
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Image of Publication Cover Head Injury And Dizziness (Fact)

Dizziness Symptoms and Worksheet for Patients
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Image of Publication Cover Respect The Road: 6 Tips

Flier encourages TBI prevention through car safety measures; includes signs and symptoms of a TBI and recommendations to seek medical attention.
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Image of Publication Cover Healthy Sleep (Fact)

Provides coping and recovery tips for patients with TBI symptoms affecting sleep.
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Image of Publication Cover Taking Care Of Yourself

This booklet, part of a series devoted to helping families, provides coping techniques and self-care advice to those caring for a service member/veteran with a TBI.
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Image of Publication Cover Changes In Behavior, Personality Or Mood - Fact

This fact sheet provides provides coping techniques and self-care advice to those caring for a service member/veteran with a TBI.
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Image of Publication Cover Baseball/Football Helmets Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides tips for choosing the right helmet for the right sport, with information about different safety features in helmets for baseball and football.
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Flyer

Image of Publication Cover Share Your Tbi History

Flier promoting how to learn about opportunities to share TBI stories at dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture.
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Image of Publication Cover Partner With Us

Flier that provides link to 'learn about partnership opportunities at dvbic.dcoe.mil/aheadforthefuture.'
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Postcard

Image of Publication Cover Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide (Conus) (Pgud)

Concussion screening tool that includes an all-encompassing, quick reference on the assessment, treatment and management of patients with mild TBI and related symptoms stateside.
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Image of Publication Cover A Head For The Future Postcard

This postcard provides information about A Head for the Future and where to learn more about TBI. It highlights TBI prevention, recognition and recovery within the military and veteran community.
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Poster

Image of Publication Cover HEADS Concussion Poster

"This poster promotes awareness of the key symptoms of concussion/mild TBI by explaining the HEADS acronym:  Headaches and/or vomiting  Ears ringing  Amnesia, altered or loss of consciousness  Double vision and/or dizziness  Something feels wrong or isn’t right "
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Image of Publication Cover A Head for the Future Poster (Family)

This poster encourages military family members to recognize the symptoms of TBI, prevent brain injuries, and start on the road to recovery from TBI by getting checked out.
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Image of Publication Cover Think Ahead: Be safe. Know the signs. Get help.

2016 poster to promote brain injury awareness.
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Image of Publication Cover Think Ahead: Be safe. Know the signs. Get help.

2016 poster to promote brain injury awareness.
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Image of Publication Cover Think Ahead: Be safe. Know the signs. Get help.

2016 poster to promote brain injury awareness.
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Provider Reference Card

Image of Publication Cover Neuroimaging Following Mild TBI in the Non-Deployed Setting Reference Card

This reference card describes a standard approach to imaging mild TBI, from the acute through chronic stages, in non-deployed settings.
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Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Guidance for the Primary Care Manager in Deployed and Non-deployed Settings

Quick reference tool for primary care providers to aid in PRA following mild TBI based on the DVBIC clinical recommendation.
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Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain injury: Guidance for the Rehabilitation Provider in Deployed and Non-deployed Settings

Quick reference tool rehabilitation providers to aid in PRA following mild TBI based on the DVBIC clinical recommendation.
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Image of Publication Cover Management of Sleep Disturbance Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings

Quick refernce tool to aid in assessing and managing common sleep disorders following a TBI based on the DVBIC clinical recommendation.
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Image of Publication Cover Assessment and Management of Dizziness Associated with Mild TBI Reference Card

This reference card for primary care providers describes evaluating dizziness after a mild TBI, and offers guidance for further vestibular evaluation and care.
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Image of Publication Cover Management of Headache Following Concussion/mTBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings Clinical Support Tool

Quick refernce tool to aid treating PTH after a concussion on the DVBIC clinical recommendation.
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Image of Publication Cover Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide (CONUS)

This pocket guide provides an all-encompassing, quick reference on the assessment, treatment and management of patients with mild TBI and related symptoms.
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Image of Publication Cover Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Screening Post Mild TBI

Serves as a reference tool offering medical guidance following indications from post-injury neuroendocrine screening
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Image of Publication Cover Neuroendocrine Dysfunction Screening Post Mild Tbi (Suite)

Serves as a reference tool offering medical guidance following indications from post-injury neuroendocrine screening
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Sticker

Image of Publication Cover DVBIC A Head for the Future Respect the Road Sicker

This sticker reminds people about the importance of staying safe while driving a motor vehicle.
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Image of Publication Cover DVBIC A Head for the Future Ride Right Sticker

This sticker reminds people of the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle to prevent traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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Image of Publication Cover DVBIC A Head for the Future Heads Up Sticker

This sticker reminds people of the importance of preventing and minimizing sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
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Image of Publication Cover DVBIC A Head for the Future Cruise with Control Sticker

This sticker reminds people about the importance of staying safe on motorcycles.
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Suite

Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Primary Care Manager in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings Clinical Suite

This clinical suite for primary care managers explains a step-by-step approach to evaluate service members and veterans with mild TBI.
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Image of Publication Cover Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for the Rehabilitation Provider in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings Clinical Suite

This clinical suite for rehabilitation providers explains a step-by-step approach to evaluate service members and veterans with mild TBI.
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Image of Publication Cover Management of Headache Following Concussion/Mild TBI: Guidance for Primary Care Management in Deployed and Non-Deployed Settings Clinical Suite

As headache is the most common symptom reported following a concussion, also known as a mild TBI, this product suite is intended to guide health care providers in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of post-traumatic headache.
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Wallet Card

Image of Publication Cover HEADS Concussion Wallet Card

This wallet card promotes awareness of the key symptoms of concussion/mild TBI by explaining the HEADS acronym:HEADS Concussion Wallet Card
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Image of Publication Cover Concussion Management Algorithm Wallet Cards

This tool was updated in 2017 by subject matter experts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as DCoE, DVBIC and National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Changes reflect the October 2015 International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) c
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Algorithm Card

Image of Publication Cover Assessment and Management of Visual Dysfunction Associated with Mild TBI Algorithm Card

Quick refernce tool to aid treating mild TBI based on the DVBIC clinical recommendation.
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Image of Publication Cover Army Concussion Management in the Garrison Setting Algorithm Pocket Card

This algorithm is a tool for all levels of Army providers on the assessment, evaluation and treatment of concussion in the garrison setting from time of injury to seven days
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Image of Publication Cover Concussion Management Algorithm Pocket Cards

This tool was updated in 2017 by subject matter experts from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as DCoE, DVBIC and National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Changes reflect the October 2015 International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) c
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Image of Publication Cover Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE2)

Currently Accepting Backorders for this Item - The 2018 Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE 2) is an acute assessment tool for all medically trained personnel who treat service members involved in a potentially concussive event.
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