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  • Comprehensive Management Strategies For the Patient Post Spinal Cord Injury

    Course Date: January 20, 2018  –  January 21, 2018

    Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    *Breakfast and Registration are 30 minutes before advertised start time. 

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

    Course Description:
    The course and pre-course learning materials provide a review of changes in epidemiology, anatomy, and physiological functions seen after an acute, traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and how to apply that knowledge to rehabilitative care. The learner will be taught foundational concepts in treatment of patients with SCI including a logical intervention progression with an emphasis on recovery of function. Using current evidence and best practice, this course will utilize both classroom and hands-on lab experience with clinical application. Clinicians will come away from this course with novel intervention ideas and resources applicable to treatment of the patient in the acute and subacute stages following SCI.  

    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this course, Physical Therapist & Occupational Therapist participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of expected functional outcomes for each level of spinal cord injury and develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care.
    • Educate patients in preventative care topics such as skin care and wound prevention, functional ROM and positioning, preservation of shoulder and hand function, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, heterotopic ossification, and other preventable sequelae.
    • Describe therapy’s role in bowel and bladder management for the person with a SCI.
    • Gain increased confidence in mat work when developing preliminary skills training sessions for individuals with SCI.
    • Identify appropriate intervention progression and goals aiming for early recovery in acute care with the end goal of return to community and enhanced quality of life.

    At the end of this course, Physical Therapist Assistants & Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of expected functional outcomes for each level of spinal cord injury.
    • Educate patients in preventative care topics such as skin care and wound prevention, functional ROM and positioning, preservation of shoulder and hand function, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, heterotopic ossification, and other preventable sequelae.
    • Describe therapy’s role in bowel and bladder management for the person with a SCI.
    • Gain increased confidence in mat work when developing preliminary skills training sessions for individuals with SCI.
    • Identify appropriate intervention progression aiming for early recovery in acute care with the end goal of return to community and enhanced quality of life.

    Presenters:
    Michael Braun, MSOT, OTR/L, BCPR
    Julie Braun, PT, DPT, NCS 

    Intended Audience:
    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) designations only.

    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! 

    CEUS:

    1.6 CEUs (4 hours home study + 12 hours on-site)

    This course has been approved for 16 hours by the following board:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • American Occupational Therapy Association

    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.