• Continuing Education
  • Functional Application of Evidence Based Practice in Individuals Following Brain Injury - Health South

    Course Date: February 17, 2018  –  February 18, 2018

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

    Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami
    20601 Old Cutler Road
    Cutler Bay, FL 33189 

    Course Description:
    Brain injury is a complex diagnosis affecting individuals of all ages and causing a varied presentation based on location, severity and type of injury.  As rehabilitation professionals, it is critical that cognitive, sensory, and social issues be considered in addition to physical presentation.  Intervention in the acute phase can have a significant impact on long term outcomes.  Likewise, awareness of chronic issues in TBI management should drive intervention even in the acute and subacute settings. 

    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 care.  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.  Practical application of evidence and clinical integration will be supported through case examples to provide you with tools to take back to your clinic tomorrow. 

    This course follows a blended learning approach, consisting of both online and live on-site components. Required online home study must be completed prior to the live course date. 

    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this course, all participants will be able to:

    • Identify neuroanatomical pathology related to clinical presentation
    • Identify primary and secondary effects of brain injury
    • Discuss medical and pharmacological management relative to acute brain injury and promoting recovery
    • Review issues related to the aging brain injury
    • Review new data in brain injury management
    • Discuss complications following brain injury and the goals of rehabilitation in minimizing and/or managing these
    • Explain presentation and treatment strategies of all levels of brain injury using the Ranchos Los Amigos scale
    • Identify underlying impairments affecting primary functional limitations observed as well as strategies to address and treat those

    Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathologist, and Registered Nurse will also be able to:

    • Develop treatment plan inclusive of outcome measures and behavior shaping strategies for individuals following brain injury
    • Evaluate patients following brain injury for appropriate comprehensive treatment planning

    Jennifer Fernandez, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS
    Bailly Thompson, OTR/L

    Intended Audience:
    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for PT, PTA, OT, OTA, SLP, and RN clinical designations.

    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!


    1.6 CEUs (3 hours home study + 13 hours on-site)
    This course has been approved for 16 hours (1.6 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Board of Physical Therapy
      • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area). SLP will NOT complete the home study portion of this course.

    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 Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable 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