Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals specializing or certified in the areas of women’s health, gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine, family or general medicine, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, emergency medicine, and preventive medicine.

Goals and Objectives

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), approximately 30 million athletes younger than 18 years need clearance to participate in sports each year. Primary care providers (PCPs) are often the first to evaluate young athletic patients who may be at risk for certain medical conditions. Preparticipation physical evaluation may detect conditions that predispose athletes to injury or illness and can provide strategies to prevent injuries. Providers need to be able to identify cardiac conditions in young athletes and proceed to further workups and testing, if necessary. In addition, there should be a focus on concussions as there tends to be a "gray area" in their diagnosis and management. Clinicians need to be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of concussions to better manage the adolescent athlete/patient. This activity will discuss the use of the preparticipation exam (PPE) for the recognition of at-risk adolescent athletes as well as the earlier evaluation and assessment of the concussed patient. Upon completion of the activity, providers should be able to:

  • Identify adolescents in the athletic population who are at risk for certain conditions (eg, concussions, sudden cardiac death);
  • Analyze when to conduct an earlier evaluation and assessment of acute concussions.

Course Information

CME Release Date: August 30, 2018
Valid for credit through: August 30, 2019
Course type:  Video lecture

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

Healthcare Professionals

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

 Instructions for Participation and Credit

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • View the educational video of the lecture.
  • Study the educational references.
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Tenley Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where she is director of the Palmetto Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. She previously worked at Clemson University as a physician for their collegiate sports teams. Her special interests include sports medicine, eating disorders, nutrition, running injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound and concussions. Dr. Murphy completed her bachelor of science in biological sciences from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and earned her doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She completed a family medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a sports medicine fellowship at AnMed Health/Clemson University in Clemson.


  • Dr. Murphy has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Murphy does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Planning Committee
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Georgia L. Thomas, RN, MBA, HACP, FACHE, Nurse Planner
Nancy Phillips, MD, Physician Planner
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager

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