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Advancing Clinical Practice Series

Advancing Clinical Practice in Spinal Cord Injury

TIRR Faculty:

Julie Jennings, PT
Emily Potter, OTR, MOT
Heather Fishman, PT, DPT, NCS
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS

Open to:
  • Day 1 & 2: PT, PTA, OT, OTA
  • Day 1 only: Nursing and Case Management

Course Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 12 - 13, 2019

Time: Registration at 7:30 a.m., Course from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Building, 2nd floor
1333 Moursund
Houston, Texas 77030

Parking: Please refer to http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org/ for information on parking. The closest parking is Garage 6 for $12 per visit and is next to TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Class size: Limited to 80 attendees

Recommended Pre-requisites:

  • Please go to: https://asia-spinalinjury.org/learning/. Click on the blue button at the bottom of the page that says ASIA Learning Center.
  • Attendees SHOULD complete Modules 1-4 of the ASIA Learning Center Modules, *Modules 5 & 6 are optional, but highly recommended. The attendee should plan for these modules to take up to 6 hours for learning prior to the weekend of classes.
    1. Anatomy
    2. Sensory
    3. Motor
    4. Ano-rectal
    5. *Scoring
    6. *Optional Testing

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA, Nursing, Case Management and Social Work Clinicians looking to advance their clinical expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Neurological Rehabilitation.

Description

The focus of this course is to present best practices and practical insights from which physical and occupational therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Spinal cord medicine is a subspecialty for clinicians who practice in neurological and rehabilitation settings. We recognize that this subspecialty optimally requires intentional training and education provided by clinicians who have dedicated themselves to the care of persons with SCI/D. Our goal is to provide you with a core foundation from which to practice and also present education regarding emerging research and advanced technologies. This course format will include lecture-based presentations and video case presentations, lab sessions and interactive dialogue. This course will offer concurrent lectures with labs topic so that you may choose the subject content that is most applicable to your needs.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Develop reasonable goals, with inclusion of adaptive devices as necessary, for patient transfers based on clinical observation and the patient’s level of injury.
  2. Clinically apply the principles of mobility progression regarding transfers to live patient examples in clinical practice.
  3. Synthesize knowledge gained to optimize independence in self-care for patient with tetraplegia.
  4. Identify barriers and/or challenges and different assistive and/or adaptive devices to help optimize independence of patient with tetraplegia.
  5. Be able to recognize the prerequisite tasks, functional relevance, general principles and techniques for successfully negotiating a wheelchair over curbs, up and down stairs, wheelies, moving from tipped to sit, and floor and bottom of tub transfers.
  6. Discuss the effects of varying innervation patterns with different levels of SCI, on prognosis, on anatomy/kinematics of the shoulder complex, and its relationship to pain and dysfunction in the shoulder complex.
  7. Select and implement appropriate treatment strategies for the shoulder complex based on evaluation, implement, monitor, and modify based on client response to achieve optimal functional outcomes.
  8. Discuss respiratory anatomy and postural support model, perform multi-system analysis, and identify positioning strategies for optimal cardiopulmonary function.
  9. Perform airway clearance techniques, teach self-assisted cough techniques and create a ventilatory muscle training program.
  10. Participants will be able to describe two treatment paradigms for recovery following spinal cord injury.
  11. Participants will be able to compare and contrast NMES and somatosensory stimulation following spinal cord injury.

Nursing Focus Classes will be able to:

  1. Summarize how high cervical spinal cord injury patients are ventilated in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting.
  2. Discuss prevention and treatment of skin injuries when caring for a SCI patient.
  3. Outline parameters of a nutritional assessment of patient in acute rehab, and chronic phases of SCI.
  4. Describe the evidenced based management of bladder, bowel and autonomic dysreflexia in patients following spinal cord injury.

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Course evaluation

Speaker Information

TIRR Faculty Information

JulieJennings

Julie Jennings, PT
Program Manager for the Spinal Cord Injury Program

Julie Jennings, PT, is a physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas and is presently the Program Manager for the Spinal Cord Injury Program. Julie has been a physical therapist for more tan 20 years and received her degree from Texas Woman's University, and later received Neurological Clinical Specialist certification from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006. Julie has taught on a variety of topics in the field of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine. She enjoys bridging the gap between laboratory research and clinical implementation. She has a keen interest in promoting recovery of upper extremity function throughout the continuum of rehabilitation after SCI. Julie has received several quality of life grants to implement services which promote recovery of function after SCI. She Julie enjoys travelling and anything that involves hearty laughter.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Julie holds a leadership position with Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals – Therapy Board


Heather  Zissman Fishman

Heather Zissman Fishman, PT, DPT, NCS
TIRR Memorial Hermann, In-Patient Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator SCI / Specialty Rehab Program

Heather Zissman Fishman, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator for the Spinal Cord Injury, Specialty Rehabilitation, and Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University, Houston and has been practicing since 2004. Heather is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, received her Neuro IFRAH certification, and is a certified clinical instructor. Heather has served as the primary mentor on the Spinal Cord Injury Team for TIRR’s Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Heather has presented at the national level on topics related to spinal cord injury and professional mentoring. Heather loves to spend her free time with her husband, children and dog.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with TIRR Memorial Hermann; her husband has relationships that are not perceived as a conflict of interest: Consultant Cook Medical (endoscopy), Med Advisory Board, Contributor UPToDate (esophageal strictures).
  • Non-financial: None reported

Nicholas Balidin

Nicholas Balidin, MSN, MBA, RN, CRRN

Nicholas Balidiin, MSN, MBA, RN, CRRN received his ADN from San Jacinto College in 2005. Following that, he received his Bachelors of Science in nursing (BSN) from Prairie View A&M University in 2007, and his Master in Nursing from University of Texas (UT) Tyler in 2017. Nicholas began working at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2007. He has served in several capacities including Clinical educator, Operations administrator and currently servews as clinical nursing manager.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Marie Beirne

Marie Beirne, PT, DPT

Marie Beirne, PT, DPT, graduated in 2002 from University of St. Augustine, FL with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She returned home to New York where she started worked at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (Burke). At Burke, she treated patients who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, joint replacement, complicated fracture, arthritis, cardiac and pulmonary disease, and neurological disorders. During her tenure at Burke, Marie helped develop many different out-patient programs including, FES bike program, and revitalization of the Fitness Challenge Program, and Fit 4 Life programs. While working at Burke, Marie volunteered with many different community organizations including the Annual Wheelchair Games, Think First Program, The Amputee Support Group, Spinal Cord Connection, Annual COPD Day, Stroke Awareness Day, 2011 World Police and Fire Games, NYC Achilles Track Club and many more. Marie Beirne has given several guest lectures at New York Medical College, Mercy College, Texas Woman’s University PT / PTA Programs. Marie moved to Houston, Texas, and started working at TIRR in 2012 on the Spinal Cord/ Specialty Rehab inpatient team.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee, TIRR Innovations Grant 2014
  • Non-financial: None reported

Yaronda Broussard

Yaronda Broussard, OTR, MOT

Yaronda Broussard, OTR, MOT, graduated from Texas Woman’s University OT School in 2005. She began her OT Career working for the Harris County Hospital District as a Float OT, where she served all the county hospitals. In 2008, Yaronda began working for TIRR Memorial Hermann as a contract OT and she joined TIRR Memorial Hermann formally in 2013. Since 2008, Yaronda has worked on the Spinal Cord and Specialty Rehab Teams. Outside of work, she volunteers her OT Services for a non-profit group named Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP). As an OT helping those with Spinal Cord Injury, she especially loves working with wheelchair seating & mobility, and splinting. Yaronda appreciates how these modalities help a person move from Dependent to Functional, all along while implementing her creative skills. She enjoys teaching in functional environments and lab based courses.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Valerie Flores

Valerie Flores, RRT, RCP

Valerie Flores, RRT, RCP, has a passion for bedside care and patient teaching and can often be found with her patients, educating their caregivers on the elements of safe respiratory care specific to their loved ones. Valerie earned her Associate’s in Applied Science in Respiratory Care from Victoria College in and is experienced in intensive care, med surgical, and since 2015, acute rehabilitation. She has a special interest in those with traumatic Spinal Cord Injury patients, especially those requiring mechanical ventilation and in the ventilator weaning process. Outside of work, Valerie enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Terree Funesti

Terree Funesti, BSN, RN, WCC, CRRN

Terree Funesti, BSN, RN, WCC, CRRN currently is a clinical manager for the in-patient Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) unit at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She has been in her role at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2011. Terree earned her Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) at Missouri State University. She specialized in women and children, wound care, and rehabilitation before moving to Texas in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Texas at Arlington, and is certified in wound care and in Rehabilitation Nursing. Her interests are in skin and wound care as it relates to the SCI patient population. Terree serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, the Memorial Hermann System Supply Chain Committee, and Nursing Leadership Council. In her spare time, she enjoys family vacations, volunteering in her community, and church ministries.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Calland Manning

Calland Manning, OTR, MOT, CBIS

Calland Manning, OTR, MOT, CBIS, is a 2015 graduate from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Her clinical experience comes from pediatric and adult acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings. Calland joined TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2018 on the SCI and Specialty Rehab Therapy Team. She particularly enjoys teaching patient's with SCI bowel and bladder dysfunction how to become more independent. She enjoys the fast pace of rehabilitation on the inpatient setting and being alongside patients through these difficult times, helping them accomplishes things they didn't think were possible. Outside of work, she enjoys leading an active, outdoor lifestyle as well as has a deep love for cooking and animals.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Kristi McCormick

Kristi McCormick Radfar, PT, DPT, NCS

Kristi McCormick Radfar, PT, DPT is a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and active APTA member that has experience treating patients with neurologic disorders in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings since 2012. She is a lead treating physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann on the Spinal Cord Injury/Specialty Rehabilitation team for the past 4.5 years. Kristi obtained a bachelor degree in Kinesiology at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of Miami in Miami, Florida in 2010. Currently at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Kristi performs evaluations and provides treatment primarily for patients with spinal cord injuries. She has further experience treating patients with other neurologic degenerative disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Guillian Barre. Kristi leads the spinal cord injury aquatic therapy group that occurs daily at TIRR Memorial Hermann. In addition to her role as a treating physical therapist, Kristi supports informal mentoring and formal teaching experiences, educating on the training of functional mobility in patients with tetraplegic and paraplegic spinal cord injuries.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Non-financial: None reported

Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray, OTR/L

Catherine Murray, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Catherine graduated from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelor of Science-Health Sciences in 2014 and her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2015. Catherine began working at TIRR Memorial Hermann in April of 2016 on the Spinal Cord Injury Team at Outpatient Kirby Glen. At outpatient, she began a wellness program for individuals with SCI that is known as SCI Active Recovery of Movement. She has recently transitioned to the Spinal Cord Injury team at TIRR inpatient.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Non-financial: None reported

Conchita Sayago

Conchita Sayago, PT, DPT

Conchita Sayago, PT, DPT, has been a physical therapist for 8 years, focusing on neurologic and pediatric rehabilitation. She has worked at TIRR Memorial Hermann for the last three years as a Level III Physical Therapist in the Spinal Cord Injury and Specialty Rehab Inpatient Team and is a proud Spanish certified physical therapist. Conchita received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Women's University in 2015, and a Master's of Physical Therapy from University of Texas El Paso(UTEP). Conchita received her Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) certification and training in May 2011. Conchita specializes in treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries and other neuromuscular conditions, with special focus in the inpatient rehab setting. She strives to be a mentor, and assists in project development at TIRR Memorial Hermann including teaching educational series for spinal cord injury patients.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Kathryn Nedley

Kathryn Nedley, OTR, OTD

Kathryn Nedley, OTR, OTD is an occupational therapist working with individuals with spinal cord injury. She graduated from Creighton University in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science-Health Sciences and Doctor of Occupational Therapy degrees, and has been at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2013. She enjoys working with patients on functional recovery of the upper extremity following spinal cord injury, participating in research related to those types of interventions, and teaching clinicians and students.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Katie is an AOTA Evidence Exchange Reviewer, AJOT Reviewer

Alex Chesney

Alex Chesney, OTR, MOT

Alex Chesney, OTR, MOT, has been an Occupational Therapist since 2014. She began her career at TIRR Memorial Hermann on the Spinal Cord Injury and Specialty Rehab team. As a member of this team Alex is an OTII, she has been a clinical leader for the neurological recovery network (NRN) team, working with functional return in upper extremities. Alex is part of TIRR’s neurodegenerative disease core group and is focused on addressing the needs of those across the continuum of care. Since 2015, Alex has been a committee member on the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals electronic communications committee. She has been a certified LSVT BIG practitioner since 2015.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

No Photo- Hotwheels

Catherine Murray, OTR/L

Catherine Murray, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Catherine graduated from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelors of Science-Health Sciences in 2014 and her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2015. Catherine began working at TIRR Outpatient Kirby Glen in April of 2016, and is a member of the spinal cord injury team. She leads the wellness program for individuals with SCI –SCI Active Recovery of Movement. She is currently the lead of the Spinal Cord Injury focus group working to standardized care for patients with SCI across all outpatient sites.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

No Photo- Hotwheels

Richhpal, PT, MPT, CEEAA

Richhpal, PT, MPT, CEEAA received Bachelor of Physical Therapy in 2005 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore, India in 2005, and received his Master of Physical Therapy from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore, India in 2007. Richhpal is a physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann on the Spinal Cord Injury/Specialty Rehabilitation team for the past 3 years. Richhpal grew up in India and moved to North Carolina in 2011. He has worked as a physical therapist and worked in Home Health and Skilled nursing setting prior to moving to Houston to start working at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2016.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Rya Clark

Rya Clark RD, LD, CNSC

Rya Clark, RD, LD, CNSC is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Rehab, and Memorial Hermann University Place Nursing Center. Rya is a certified nutrition support dietitian in the John S. Dunn Burn Center at Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center. Rya received her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico, completed her internship at University of Houston in 2008, and received a specialty certification in Nutrition Support, which she has maintained for 9 years. She has 10 years of experience as a clinical dietitian, 7 years in an advanced ICU setting, with specialization in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart and Lung Transplant, Burn, Shock Trauma, and more recently Spinal cord injury (SCI)and Brain Injury (BI) populations. Rya enjoys understanding and promoting the interface between nutrition and rehabilitation from the cellular level to the whole patient, and spreading a passion for nutrition science to students and colleagues alike. Rya also loves running, which allows her to focus on her true hobby of eating desserts.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Haley Smith

Haley Smith, OTR

Haley Smith, OTR, graduated from UTMB in 2014. Since them she has been working at TIRR Memorial Hermann as part of the Spinal Cord Injury Team. She is currently an OTII at TIRR. Her clinical focus is on SCI where she has a passion for teaching others about treating patients with SCI as it helps her hone her own practice and makes her a better clinician. Haley strives to teach content in a manner that is immediately applicable to the clinical setting. She loves to see that “ah ha” moment that people get when they have been taught something that will help them to help their patients.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Becky Thayer

Virginia Rebecca “Becky” Thayer RN, MSN, CRRN

Virginia Rebecca “Becky” Thayer RN, MSN, CRRN is the Nursing Director for Spinal Cord Injury, Specialty Rehab, and Respiratory Therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Becky has been in this role for over 10 years. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing from UTMB Galveston, and has been a nurse for over 30 years. Becky has been actively involved in the local chapter of ARN, past president for 2 terms, and served on the board for 7 years. Becky is currently serving as on the nursing board for the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Becky has a passion for SCI nursing care that helps with healing and best outcomes. Becky has been involved in several research projects and has presented podium and poster presentations on Spinal Cord injury topics, as well as other topics. Becky enjoys traveling and finds great joy in her grandchildren.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Member of ASCIP-SCIN

Ann Gutierrez

Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS

Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS, has over 40 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation whit a special interest for patients with Spinal Cord Injury. She is an Education Resource Specialist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. She has over 30 year in the field of education, working with patients, staff and students. Ann has spoken locally and nationally on the topic of Spinal Cord Injury.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Member of ARN, ANA-TNA and ANRN.

John McLeod

John M McLeod III, RN

John M McLeod III, RN, is nurse clinical manager II working with patients with spinal cord injury and have been working in nursing setting for the past 20 years. He graduated from university of Phoenix with his Master of Healthcare Administration and his Bachelor of Science-in Nursing degrees, and has been at TIRR Memorial Hermann since June of 2015.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Renee Tomko

Renee Tomko, PT DPT

JRenee Tomko, PT, DPT, is a board certified neurologic clinical specialist at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Renee graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, and from Emory University in 2015 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She completed a neurologic residency program with Emory University before joining the TIRR Outpatient Kirby Glen team in July of 2017. Renee is a member of the spinal cord team but has experience treating all neurologic conditions. Clinically, she has a special interest in advanced wheelchair skills and community re-integration.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported

Program Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Saturday

TimeTopic 1Topic 2Topic 3
7:30 - 8 a.m.Registration and Refreshments
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.Introduction
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.Evidence Based Practice: Preservation of Upper Extremity after SCI
Alex Chesney, OT & Julie Jennings, PT
Catherine Murray, OT & Katie Nedley, OT
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.Break
10 - 11:30 a.m.Emerging Treatment Paradigms and Neurorecovery after SCI
Alex Chesney, OT & Julie Jennings, PT
Catherine Murray, OT & Katie Nedley, OT
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.PT/OT Lab
Workstations to Promote Upper Extremity Use after SCI
Alex Chesney, OT
Catherine Murray, OT
Katie Nedley, OT
Julie Jennings, PT
 Nursing Focus
SCI Vent Weaning: They Think We’re Crazy!
Darby Cruz, BSRT, RRT, RCP
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.PT Focus:
Building Increased Independence with Bed Mobility and Transfers for Persons with Tetraplegia
Kristi Radfar, PT
OT Focus:
Optimizing Increased Independence with Activities of Daily Living for Persons with Tetraplegia
Haley Smith, OT
Calland Manning, OT
Nursing Focus: (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.)
Wound and Skin Care of the SCI Patient
Terree Funesti, RN, BSN, CRRN, WCC
John McLeod, MHA, RN, CRRN

Nursing Focus: (2:30 - 3:30 p.m.)
Nutrition of the Patient after SCI
Rya Clark, RDN LD CNSC
Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.PT Focus Labs:
Bed Mobility & Transfer Training
Kristi Radfar, PT
OT Focus Labs:
Dressing & IADLs
Haley Smith, OT
Liza Criswell, OT
Nursing Focus:
Bladder, Bowel and Autonomic Dysreflexia Management after SCI
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS
Nicholas Balidin, MSN, RN, MBA, CRRN

Sunday

TimeTopic
7:30 - 8 a.m.Registration & Refreshments
8 - 9:30 a.m.Clinical Interventions to Optimize Respiratory Health
Heather Fishman, PT
Richhpal, PT
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.PT/OT Lab:
Clinical Interventions to Optimize Respiratory Health
Heather Fishman, PT
Richhpal, PT
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. SCI Resources
Adele Bosquez, PT
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.PT Focus:
Advanced Functional Mobility for SCI Skills: Floor,
Bottom of Tub, Vehicle Transfer, Advanced Wheelchair Skills

Conchita Sayago, PT
Renee Tomko, PT
OT Focus:
UE Splinting and Orthosis for Increased Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Yaronda Broussard, OT
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.PT Focus Lab:
Advanced Transfers & Advanced Wheelchair Skills
Conchita Sayago, PT
Renee Tomko, PT
OT Focus Lab:
Splinting, Wrist Driven Hand Orthosis, and Mobile Arm Support
Yaronda Broussard, OT
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Resource Expo
Julie Jennings, PT
3:30 - 4 p.m.Questions & Answers, Course Evaluation


Instructional Methods Used: PowerPoint, lecture, video, labs

Class size: 40 participants

Education

Participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEU’s/CCU’s and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.
Instructional Level: Intermediate

OT: Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA.
AOTA CEU: 1.35
Contact Hours: 13.5
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process-Intervention.
No partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE

PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This course meets continuing competence requirements for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants licensure renewal in Texas.
Instructional Level: Advanced
TPTA CCUs: 13.75
PT Participants MUST ATTEND ENTIRE COURSE in order to receive CEUs / CCUs and course certificate.
No partial credits will be given.

TPTA 2017

Nursing: 7 Contact Hours for Nursing, Case Management, and Social Work given for Saturday, o1/12/2019 only.

Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for Course Completion: Attendance for the entire day and completion of the evaluation is required for CEs to be awarded.

Social Work: 7.0 contact hours will be provided.

CCM: This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 7.0 clock hour(s).

Registration

Course MHHS AttendeeNon-MHHS Employee
Any Course Day 1$75$175
Any 2 day course $150$325
Register for any 3 or more courses at the same timeReceive a $75 discountReceive a $75 discount
Register for all 8 courses at the same time (*other discounts no longer apply)Receive a $150 discount for registering for all 8 classes. Total price when registering for all 8 classes, with discount applied, is $825.Receive a $250 discount when registering for all 8 classes. Total Price when registering for all 8 classes, with discount applied, is $1900.

Discounts applied when you register for 3 course or more, or when you register for all 8 courses.
Discounts automatically applied as courses are selected on registration.

MHHS employees must register with their MHHS email to receive the employee benefit.

Any questions, please contact: ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.

*Registration closes January 08, 2019

Cancellations: Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing no later than 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be notified via email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.

Parking: Any questions, please contact: ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.

Registration for this course will close Monday, January 8th at 4 p.m.