• Continuing Education
  • Clinical Implications for the Traumatic Brain Injury

    Course Date: March 24, 2018  –  March 25, 2018

    Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time. 

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Room 1 & 2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL  32216

    Course Description:
    Brain injury is a complex diagnosis affecting individuals of all ages and causing a varied presentation based on injury. This course will review the basics in brain injury to set the stage for a deeper look at primary and secondary impairments, pharmacological management, and rehabilitation for a holistic approach to patient management. As medical advances warrant treatment earlier and with more intense focus, a comprehensive team approach is critical to maximizing patient recovery and reintegration into life over the long-term recovery path. Through lecture and case-based format, this course will provide a systemic approach to management of the client following brain injury.

    Course Objectives:
    By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify neuroanatomical pathology related to clinical presentation
    • Identify primary and secondary effects of brain injury
    • Discuss commonly used medical, pharmacological and rehabilitative techniques used in brain injury management
    • Discuss complications following brain injury and the goals of rehabilitation in minimizing and/or managing these
    • Recognize the importance of family involvement in rehabilitation and how to direct their role

    Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS

    Dr. Jennifer Fernandez serves as the Coordinator for the Pediatric Residency Program at Brooks Rehabilitation.  Her responsibilities include development and implementation of the Residency curriculum including providing didactic and psychomotor training as well as mentoring in the areas of clinical services, educational activities, professional services, scholarly activities, and practice management which are the five foundational pillars of the Residency Programs. In addition to coordinating and supervising the faulty and the residents involved in the Brooks Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. Fernandez maintains a research and clinical development position within Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital.  She currently maintains her clinical practice in early intervention and serves on committees for special projects throughout the organization.  She also serves the APTA as the Vice Chair for the Brain Injury Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Florida State Representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

    Intended Audience:
    This course is intended for Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA), Speech-Language Therapist (SLP) and Nursing (RN). 

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify! 

    This course is approved for 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Nursing
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    How to Enroll:
    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment. 

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation. 

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.