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

    Course Date: September 30, 2017  –  October 01, 2017

    This course is being hosted by:

    Regional One Health
    6555 Quince Rd Suite 300
    Memphis, TN  38119

    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. 

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

    • Identify neuroanatomical pathology related to clinical presentation in patients with brain injury
    • 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

    Bailly Thompson, OTR/L
    Linda Fritzinger-Hearn, Ed.D, MSN, RN
    Jennifer Fernandez PT, DPT, NCS, PCS

    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:

    • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association 
    • AOTA

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

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