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DCoE Co-occurring Conditions Tool Kit Discontinued

By Diana Moon, DCoE Public Affairs on November 27, 2013

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) has discontinued its “Co-occurring Conditions Tool Kit: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health” and related products (e.g., training DVD, slides). The content is no longer consistent with current published clinical guidelines.

DCoE requests that its affiliated locations conduct an inventory of slide decks, links, attachments and any other materials that reference or represent the product in any form, for deletion or disposal. The agency asks that paper copies be destroyed by cutting the spiral binding, disassembling the pages, and discarding. Electronic copies should be deleted. A flier, “Co-occurring Conditions Tool Kit Discontinued,” was prepared to share in common areas.

DCoE developed the tool kit to help primary care providers assess and manage patients with co-occurring mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, and psychological health disorders. As a comprehensive clinical guidance tool, it combined clinical guidance and recommendations from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and helped providers initiate appropriate symptom management when multiple diagnoses were present.

“With revised guidelines, it is imperative that we deliver the most current and refined information available to health care providers treating our service members,” said Navy Capt. Richard Stoltz, director of DCoE.

The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a list of current Veterans Affairs/Defense Department clinical practice guidelines and viewers can subscribe to receive updates and news about the guidelines.

Comments (2)

  • Staff sgt Stanford mendenhalla Ret'd 27 Nov

    Hit my wife in PTSD incident  and her workers comp was revoked so we are being prejudiced pls assist
  • DCoE Public Affairs 03 Dec

    @Stanford, Thanks for reaching out to us. For assistance, please contact the DCoE Outreach Center at 866-966-1020 or resources@dcoeoutreach.org. The caring professionals who staff the center are available 24/7 and can provide information to address your specific concerns.


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