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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: PT, PTA, OT, OTA and Nursing

Course Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 13-14, 2018

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

Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation – MHHS Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

(I-610 and Ella Blvd, The Heights)
Parking available in Garage 2

http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/locations/inpatient-rehabilitation-greater-heights/

Class size: Limited to 70

Recommended Pre-requisites:

  • Please go to: http://asia-spinalinjury.org/learning/. Click on the blue button at the bottom of the page that says ASIA Learning Center.
  • Attendees MUST 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 and Nursing 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.

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

  • Develop reasonable goals, with inclusion of adaptive devices as necessary, for patient transfers based on clinical observation and the patient’s level of injury.
  • Clinically apply the principles of mobility progression regarding transfers to live patient examples in clinical practice.
  • Synthesize knowledge gained to optimize independence in self-care for patient with tetraplegia
  • Identify barriers and/or challenges and different assistive and/or adaptive devices to help optimize independence of patient with tetraplegia
  • Understand various positions, techniques and assistive devices used to allow for increased access and independence with performance of bowel and bladder management
  • Understand the role of the rehabilitation professional in facilitating the discussion of sexuality with patients & their significant others during the early stages of recovery
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discuss respiratory anatomy and postural support model, perform multi-system analysis, and identify positioning strategies for optimal cardiopulmonary function
  • Perform airway clearance techniques, teach self-assisted cough techniques and create a ventilatory muscle training program
  • Participants will be able to describe two treatment paradigms for recovery following spinal cord injury.
  • Participants will be able to compare and contrast NMES and somatosensory stimulation following spinal cord injury.

OBJECTIVES:

Nursing Focus Classes will be able to:

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

Speaker Information

TIRR Faculty Information

JulieJennings

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

Julie Jennings 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 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 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
Emily Potter

Emily Potter, OTR, MOT
OT Clinical Coordinator for the Spinal Cord Injury & Specialty Rehabilitation Program

Emily Potter sustained a T11 ASIA A SCI in 2002 as a result of a MVA. Following two inpatient admissions at TIRR Memorial Hermann and learning about the profession of Occupational Therapy (OT), Emily decided to pursue a career in OT. She attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, graduating in 2008 with her MOT; she returned to TIRR Memorial Hermann as a Level II Occupational Therapy Student in January, 2008. After graduating with a Masters of Occupational Therapy, Emily again returned to TIRR Memorial Hermann as an Occupational Therapist where she has been treating patients with SCI since May, 2008. Emily serves as a mentor and Clinical Educator to OT students and staff, as well as an expert for the SCI team in the areas of bowel/bladder management, sexuality, psychological adjustment following SCI, adaptive driving, and use of adaptive tools & techniques to perform ADL/IADLs. Emily’s passion is to provide individuals with SCI, as well as their loved ones, with the knowledge and strength needed to live a fulfilling life following spinal cord injury.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported
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 TWU, Houston and has been practicing for over 10 years. 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
Marie Beirne

Marie Beirne, PT, DPT

Marie Beirne 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. 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 Beirne 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
No Photo- Hotwheels

Adele Bosquez, PT, DPT, NCS, ATC, LAT

Adele Bosquez, PT, DPT, NCS, ATC, LAT graduated from TWU in 2010 with her DPT. She is a Physical Therapist on the Spinal Cord Injury Program. She runs multiple community re-integration programs including community dining. Adele is part of the Neuo-Rehab Network. She specializes in community re-integration following catastrophic injury. In her spare time, Adele enjoys volunteering in the community and traveling with family and friends.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported
No Photo- Hotwheels

Jamilia Broussard, MSN, RN, WCC

Jamilia Broussard, MSN, RN, WCC has been a nurse since May 2012 graduating from East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina and received her Master’s in Nursing in 2017 from Walden University. Jamilia began working at TIRR on the Brain Injury team in 2012 and then transitioned to wound care in September 2013 where she grew the department to a total of 3 nurses. Currently, Jamilia is the clinical manager of wound care. She treats in-patient and out-patients for TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Rehab Service Line as well as educates staff and patients related to wound care needs.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported
No Photo- Hotwheels

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 is a certified LSVT BIG practitioner since 2015.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported
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Rya Clark RD, LD, CNSC

Rya Clark 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 Hospital. 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 SCI and 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
Liza Criswell

Liza Criswell, OTR, ATP

Liza Criswell, OTR, ATP, graduated from University of the Philippines in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Liza has been a Registered Occupational Therapist for over 21 years. In 1998, Liza began her employment with the TIRR system in Houston, Texas. Liza currently works in the role of Senior Clinical OT with TIRR Memorial Hermann treating adults and adolescents with Spinal Cord injuries, Brain injuries, Amputees and other Neurological disorders. Liza also serves as a Clinical Instructor for Level I and Level II OT students, and mentors new OT staff / other disciplines. Liza was awarded Employee of the Year in 2010.

Liza is an expert resource person for sexuality and bowel/bladder management for people with spinal cord injury. She has developed this topic of interest for many years and presented nationally on the subject of sexuality and SCI and OT’s unique and critical role. Liza also served as an expert reviewer for the SCI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Adults with SCI.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Expert reviewer for SCI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Adults with SCI.
Darby Cruz

Darby Cruz, Respiratory Therapy

Darby Cruz earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she worked for 15 years in acute care as a respiratory therapist in med/surg intensive care and also as clinical faculty for the college as an onsite clinical instructor for respiratory therapy students. She then moved to Texas where she spent two years at Memorial Hermann TMC where she joined the team as ICU coordinator for the Transplant and Burn ICUs and Rapid Response Therapist. She eventually found her calling at TIRR Memorial Hermann where she has been since 2009, as manager of the respiratory therapy department. While there, Darby went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree in 2012 and leads a highly skilled team of respiratory care practitioners specializing in the care and weaning of high cervical spinal cord injury ventilator patients and diaphragmatic pacers. She has spoken at the national and state level on TIRR’s ventilator weaning protocol and is published in the Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Darby enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, traveling, and Crossfit.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: Expert reviewer for SCI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Adults with SCI.
Ann Gutierrez

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

Ann Gutierrez 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. Ann sits on the Board of Directors for ARN
Erin Henry

Erin Henry, OTR, MOT

Erin Henry, OTR, MOT, earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from TWU in 1997. She worked at Quentin Mease for 2 years before joining the SCI Team here at TIRR 17 years ago. Her primary specialty is treating high cervical ventilator dependent patients, seating and mobility, and UE Amputee programs. She has developed many groups here at TIRR including SCI Functional Group for high tetras to address UE, hand, or mouth-stick skills. She is one of the group leaders for the Community Reintegration Program (CRP) for patients returning to the community for the first time post injury. For several years, Erin taught the Bowel, Bladder, Skin, and Sexuality patient education classes at TIRR. She routinely mentors new staff and participates in the student fieldwork education here at TIRR. Her passion is treating the SCI population and thinking outside the box with difficult patient issues.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Kristi McCormick Radfar, PT, DPT

Kristi McCormick Radfar, PT, DPT is a board certified physical therapist and active APTA member that has experience treating patients with neurologic disorders in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings for the past 6 years. 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
John McLeod

John M McLeod III, RN

John M McLeod III is nurse clinical manger 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 since June of 2015.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Kathryn Nedley, OTR, OTD

Kathryn Nedley 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 since March of 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
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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 1.5 years. Richhpal Grew up in India and moved to NC, USA in 2011, since then he has had experience as a Physical Therapist in USA and have worked in Home Health and Skilled nursing setting prior to moving to Houston to start working at TIRR in 2016.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Conchita Sayago, PT, DPT

Conchita Sayago has been a physical therapist for 7 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 DPT from TWU in 2015, and a MPT from UTEP. Conchita received her c-NDT certification and training in May 2011; she plans on obtaining her NCS next year. 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 including teaching educational series for spinal cord injury patients.
Conchita grew up in the Caracas, Venezuela and moved to El Paso, Texas at the age of 17. In 2013, Conchita and her young family moved to Houston, TX with the hopes to grow professionally and focus her career in neurological rehabilitation. Conchita is a proud mother of two young daughters. Her other interests include: dancing, teaching, arts/crafts, cooking and being a foster for rescue dogs. Since moving to Houston she has volunteers for Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP).

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee
  • Non-financial: None reported
No Photo- Hotwheels

Haley Smith, OTR

Haley Smith, OTR has been an OT since 2014 when she graduated from UTMB. She started working at TIRR Memorial Hermann on the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in 2014, and now is an OTII. 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 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, at national conferences for ASCIP and ARN. Becky enjoys traveling and finds great joy in her grandchildren.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.

Program Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Saturday

TimeTopic 1Topic 2Topic 3
7:30-8:00Registration and Refreshments
8:00-8:15Introduction
8:15-9:45Evidence Based Practice: Preservation of Upper Extremity after SCI
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30Emerging Treatment Paradigms and Neurorecovery after SCI
11:30-12:30PT/OT Lab
Workstations to Promote Upper Extremity Use after SCI
Nursing Focus
SCI Vent Weaning: They Think We’re Crazy!
Darby Cruz, BSRT, RRT, RCP
12:30-1:30Lunch
1:30-3:30PT Focus: Building Increased Independence with Bed Mobility and Transfers for Persons with TetraplegiaOT Focus: Optimizing Increased Independence with Activities of Daily Living for Persons with Tetraplegia

1:30-2:30
Nursing Focus
Wound and Skin Care of the SCI Patient
Jamilia L. Broussard MSN, RN, WCC, Clinical Manager Wound Care
John McLeod, MHA, RN, CRRN, Clinical Manager of Specialty Rehabilitation.

2:30 – 3:30
Nursing Focus
Nutrition of the Patient after SCI
Rya Clark, RDN LD CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Manager,
Becky Thayer. MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS, Director of Specialty Rehab, Spinal Cord and Respiratory Therapy

3:30-4:30PT Focus Labs
Bed Mobility & Transfer Training
OT Focus Labs
Dressing & IADLs
Nursing Focus
Bladder, Bowel and Autonomic Dysreflexia Management after SCI
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS

Sunday

TimeTopic 
7:30 - 8:00Registration & Refreshments
8:00 -9:30 Clinical Interventions to Optimize Respiratory Health
9:30 -10:15PT/OT Lab
Clinical Interventions to Optimize Respiratory Health
10:15 -10:30 Break
10:30 -11:30 SCI Resources
11:30 -12:30Lunch
12:30 -1:30 PT Focus: Advanced Functional Mobility Skills: Floor, Bottom of Tub, Vehicle Transfer, Advanced Wheelchair SkillsOT Focus: UE Splinting and Orthosis for Increased Function after Spinal Cord Injury
1:30 -2:30 PT Focus Lab
Advanced Transfers & Advanced Wheelchair Skills
OT Focus Lab
Splinting, Wrist Driven Hand Orthosis, and Mobile Arm Support
2:30 - 3:30 Resource Expo
3:30 - 4:00Questions and Answers
Course Evaluation

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
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process-Intervention.
No partial credits will be given.

OT Approved CE

PT: 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 given for Saturday, 01/13/2018 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.

Registration

NURSING STAFF ONLY, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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, 2018

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.

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation – MHHS Greater Heights Hospital
Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008