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Course Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017
Time: Registration at 7:30, Course from 8:00 am -5:30 pm daily
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
Class size: Limited to 80 attendees
PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, and Nursing who are looking to advance their clinical expertise when treating those with a Brain Injury or Stroke.
The prevalence of brain injuries and strokes continue to increase each year. There often are long lasting sequelae from these injuries including physical, cognitive, language, and behavioral deficits. The growth and development of clinical treatment programs will depend on enhancing the skills of clinical staff for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an advanced overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a brain injury or stroke. This conference will facilitate the growth of clinical programs of a comprehensive treatment team, through the advancement of best practice in brain injury rehabilitation. Clinicians will be more effective and efficient practitioners and by integrating, and promoting behaviors that are congruent with those explored in the conference. This conference will be presented via an interactive didactic course format. Discussion and active participation in case presentations, scenarios, and demonstrations related to clinical practice will engage the audience.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
Assessment of Learning Objectives: Course evaluation.
Elizabeth Anderl, PTBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannElizabeth Anderl, PT, DPT, is a full-time neurologic physical therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, since 2015. Libby specializes in inpatient brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. In addition to her responsibilities as a clinician, Libby has participated in clinical education as a Texas Consortium certified clinical instructor and guest lecturer for the Texas Woman’s University and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. Libby graduated from the Krannert School of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2015 and completed the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2016. She received her Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2017. Libby has a particular interest in treating patients with motor-cognitive dual-tasking deficits and educating team members regarding outcome measures for dual-task assessment.
Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Deanna Bennett, BSN, RN, CRRN, CBISClinical Nursing ManagerBrain Injury and Stroke
TIRR Memorial Hermann
In her current role, Deanna works as a Clinical Manager supervising a Brain Injury and Stroke unit. Deanna earned a LVN certificate in 1993; her ADN in 1998 and her BSN in 2015. Deanna has worked at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2007, first as a direct patient care nurse for 2 years before being promoted to Clinical Manager in 2009. In those years, Deanna has become CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) certified. Deanna is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). Clinically, she has a special interest in treating patients with brain injuries and strokes. Deanna’s unit specializes in the diagnosis of Disorders of Consciousness in the Brain Injury population.
Kelly Betts, PT, DPTKelly Betts, PT, DPT is a Brain Injury and Stroke therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 at which time she started her clinical work at TIRR Memorial Hermann as an inpatient physical therapist where she has been heavily involved in the disorders of consciousness program. Kelly along with a fellow PT (Patrice Perrin, DPT) received funding through the TIRR Rehabilitation Innovations Grant for their research on The Use of the Body Weight Support Treadmill in the Minimally Conscious Patient: Effects on Arousal, the Cardiopulmonary System, and Response to Multi-Sensory Stimulation. This research project is still ongoing; however, she has had the opportunity to present on this topic at various courses including the TPTA annual conference and is scheduled to present on the national level at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in February 2017. Dr. Betts received her Neurological Clinical Specialist certification in 2013.
Jessica Bielamowicz, PT, MPTBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramJessica Bielamowicz, PT, MPT, is a former TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program employee. She received her B.S. from Baylor in 2005, and her MPT from Southwester in 2007. She has worked in the rehab setting since graduation from PT school in 2007, and her love is working with the brain injury population. She’s particularly interested in spasticity management and behavior management with this particular diagnosis. While at TIRR Memorial Hermann team from 2012-2016, she was involved with ITB pump trials, behavior management program, and the disorders of consciousness program. Currently, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family. She is a guest lecture on the topic of Movement Disorders.
Vivian Cheng, CCC-SLPBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial Hermann
Vivian Cheng, MS, CCC-SLP, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and completed her graduate studies in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009. Vivian has been practicing in the field of speech pathology for the past 8 years and has experience in inpatient, outpatient and long-term care settings. Currently, she is a Speech Language Pathologist on TIRR’s inpatient brain injury rehabilitation program in Houston. She serves on many committees including the disorders of consciousness, cognitive, and interview committee. She leads a high level cognitive therapy group, which focuses on patients improving functional skills and returning to independent living. She has a strong passion for rehabilitation with the adult population, especially in the areas of dysphagia, apraxia, aphasia and traumatic brain injuries. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, any activities related to music and spending time with her husband and baby.
Michelle Dehgan, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-SResearch/Education Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology DepartmentBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannMichelle Dehgan is the Research/Education Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology Department at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received her Master’s degree at the University of Houston. She has been practicing clinically for 19 years and has special interests in dysphagia, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. She is Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders. She presents locally and nationally on a variety of topics related to these areas of interest.
Sunil Kothari, M.D.Baylor College of MedicineBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannSunil Kothari, M.D. is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, specializing in Brain Injury Rehabilitation for the past 15 years. He is currently an attending physician on the Brain Injury and Stroke Team at TIRR Memorial Hermann, the medical director of the Disorders of Consciousness Program and a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine (where he is director of the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship). After receiving degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas, he completed his residency at Northwestern University (Chicago) and his fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kothari was recently awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Texas Brain Injury Alliance, for his work with Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project.
Lisa Lewis, OTRTIRR Memorial Hermann-The WoodlandsLisa works for TIRR Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands on the Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehab Team. Her education includes: Certification in Low Vision Rehabilitation (University of Alabama – Birmingham, Master’s in Occupational Therapy (Texas Woman’s University – Denton), Associates of Applied Science Occupational Therapy Assistant (San Jacinto Community College – South Campus), Bachelors in Health Care Administration (Texas Southern University). She is known as a mentor and teacher among her peers for TIRR Memorial Hermann.
Lauren Niscavits, OTR, MOT Brain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannLauren is a Brain Injury and Stroke therapist at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She received her B.S. from Texas A&M in 2005 and completed her MOT program at UTMB Galveston in 2009. She worked in acute care for 5 years and gained experience treating a variety of patients facing cardiac post-transplant, SCI, orthopedic injuries, neurologic disorders, CVA and TBI. She has been at TIRR for 3 years specializing in acquired and traumatic brain injury, with interests in program development, mentoring new staff, and the Disorders of Consciousness Program.
Arit Nwagboso, MSN, RN Brain Injury Manager of Nursing Services TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program In her current role, Arit is responsible for providing leadership to a patient care unit with 25-bed capacity. Arit oversees the daily operations – managing and developing departmental staff, collaborating with the interdisciplinary team in the delivery of patient care. Arit earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Alvin Community College in 2008 and a B.S. in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. Arit has been working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Memorial Hermann since 2002 and later as a Registered Nurse at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2008. Over the years as a Registered Nurse, Arit has worked in the Spinal Cord Injury program as well as the Brain Injury and Stroke program. Arit earned her Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification in 2012. In January 2015, Arit became the Clinical Manager of one of the Brain Injury and Stroke units. Outside of work, she volunteers at church health fairs and clinic to screen patients prior to seeing the physician and also offer patient education on lifestyle changes as part of health promotion.
Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Katherine A. O’Brien, Ph.D.Program Director, Brain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannDr. O’Brien holds Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston, where she pursued specialty training in Clinical Neuropsychology. After finishing her internship training at the University of Alabama Birmingham Psychology Consortium, Dr. O'Brien completed a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation in Houston, TX. Prior to joining the Memorial Hermann TIRR team, she has worked in post-acute rehabilitation and an outpatient clinic. She has also worked at the Neurologic Institute at Columbia University in New York City, where she worked on several research studies in acute cerebrovascular disease.
Dr. O’Brien is currently licensed as a psychologist in the state of Texas and is board eligible. She is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Dr. O’Brien’s organizational memberships include American Psychological Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Texas Psychological Association, and Houston Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. O’Brien’s expertise and special interest is in joining with the treatment team to treat individuals with disorders of consciousness following brain injury. She is the program lead for the Brain Injury Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dehuti Pandya, Pharm.D.BCPSClinical PharmacistBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannDr. Pandya is a clinical practitioner that works on the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She graduated from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Honors Program in 2002 in Austin, TX. She completed Pharmacy Practice residency at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. She has worked in rehabilitation setting for 14 years. Currently practices in both inpatient and ambulatory setting with disabled patient population.
Her clinical and research interests include seizure treatments, infection control and the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral correlates of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury.
Patrice Perrin, PT, DPTBrain Injury and Stroke Program, PT Clinical CoordinatorTIRR Memorial HermannPatrice Perrin, DPT has 10 years of experience delivering physical therapy services in in-patient, sub-acute and acute care clinical settings. Following her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006, she took a position at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JFK Medical Center, New Jersey) where she worked with patients with patient with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, orthopedic injuries and several neurological disorders. She is the co –investigator in a research study after being awarded the TIRR Rehabilitation Innovations Grant. Currently, she is the Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator for the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas where she enjoys her passion, treating patients with traumatic brain injuries and stroke and mentoring staff.
Dawn Phillips, COTABrain Injury and Stroke Program
OT Clinical Coordinator
TIRR Memorial HermannDawn completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Houston Community college in 1992 and has been practicing clinician since that time. She is currently the Occupational Therapy Clinical Coordinator for the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann where she has been employed since 2000. Dawn is certified in Neuro-IFRAH© Approach and has completed the Neuro-IFRAH Advanced treatment for the upper extremity. Dawn serves at the Advisory Board Chairperson for the HCC OTA Program and is actively involved as a volunteer clinician for Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) in Houston.
Corina Ponter, PT, MPT, NCS, CBISInpatient Rehab ManagerTIRR Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Corina Ponter, PT, MPT, NCS, CBIS is a 2002 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2004. She worked on the Brain Injury and Stroke Program from 2004-2012 as a treating clinician, and then as PT Clinical Coordinator for the BI and Stroke Program from 2012-2014. Cori now works as the Manager of Therapy Services for TIRR Memorial Hermann, Greater Heights campus. In 2008, she received her Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation (Neuro-IFRAH®) certification for treatment of adults with hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury, and received her Neurological Certified Specialization (NCS) in 2011. She has participated in outpatient spasticity clinic, does ongoing program development, and mentors physical therapy staff members.
Julie Girgis Rizkallah, MS, CCC-SLPJulie Rizkallah is the Clinical Coordinator for the Speech Therapy Department at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Julie has been the Speech Therapy Clinical Coordinator at TIRR for over a year and has been a speech-language pathologist in inpatient rehab for almost nine years. She is Board Certified in the states of Texas and California and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University, Long Beach in Southern California. She is VitalStim certified in NMES for dysphagia rehabilitation, as well as competent using Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) for instrumental swallowing evaluations. During her time as a speech-language pathologist, Julie has served various patient populations, with a primary focus on individuals with severe traumatic and acquired brain injury, as well as members of the Disorders of Consciousness (DOC) program at TIRR MH. During her time at TIRR MH, she has provided clinical mentorship to newstaff in the areas of the DOC program, cognition, speech/language deficits, dysphagia, tracheostomies, NMES, and Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS) and has participated in program development for the TIRR MH Brain Injury Program for, both, nursing and therapy staff.
Ginni Seale, BSN, RN, CRRNClinical Nursing ManagerTIRR Memorial HermannIn her current role, Ginni works as a Clinical Manager supervising a Brain Injury and Stroke unit. Ginni earned her B.S. in Nursing from Houston Baptist University in 2010 and obtained her Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification in 2013. Ginni has worked as a Brain Injury and Stroke nurse at TIRR Memorial Hermann since 2011 and a Clinical Manger since 2015. In those years, she has been a part of the Brain Injury and Stroke Program, the Positive Behavioral Support Program, the Policy and Procedure committee, and the Constant Visual Observation committee. Ginni’s unit specializes in caring for patients who require Constant Visual Observation and patient specific behavioral plans.
Kathryn Self Eggleston, MS, CCC-SLPBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannKathryn is a speech-language pathologist at TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation. She completed her Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Dallas. Kathryn previously worked at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas. During her time at TIRR Memorial Hermann she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient and Challenge programs with a focus on cognitive-linguistic, communication, and swallowing rehabilitation with an emphasis on community reintegration. Kathryn is VitalStim and McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program certified.
Kelley Shaw, MS, CCC-SLPBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannKelley Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist for TIRR Memorial Hermann. She has been practicing for 27 years, with 6 years at Memorial City and 20 years at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, acute, LTAC, and home health treatment settings. Her interests include behavior management, treating high level patients with mild deficits, aphasia, apraxia, dysphagia, and working with the burn population.
She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Texas State University in 1987 and 1989.
She is the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) lead for Memorial Hermann system.
Kayla R. Sims, M.S., CCC-SLPBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial Hermann Kayla Sims has been working as a speech language pathologist in inpatient rehabilitation for 6 years. Kayla completed her undergraduate degree at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas in communication disorders. She completed her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. After graduation she began her career in pediatric rehab with a focus on behavioral feeding disorders, infant feeding disorders, and alternative augmentative communication (AAC). She also worked with pediatric stroke and TBI. She is trained in Beckman Oral Motor Exercise Program, Myo-fascial Release for Dysphagia Management, and VitalStim. She also maintains a certification as a breastfeeding educator. She transitioned to inpatient adult rehab care where she continues her dysphagia and AAC specialty in a variety of populations including DOC and Locked-In Syndrome. She is dedicated to increasing the use of AAC with a variety of populations.
Margaret A. Struchen, PhDBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannMargaret A. Struchen received her B.S. with Honors in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She received a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston. She completed an internship in clinical psychology from Henry Ford Health Systems and then completed a postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Dr. Struchen is a clinical neuropsychologist, and currently serves as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology for the TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network in Houston, Texas. She has extensive experience in providing psychological services to inpatients and outpatients with brain injury and other neurological injuries or illnesses, including spinal cord injury and disorders. Dr. Struchen has an extensive record as a Principal Investigator and Co-investigator on numerous federally-funded research projects focused on rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury, with special interest in the areas of community integration, social communication, interpersonal relationships, and understanding and improving outcomes following brain injury.
Hannah Trammell, PT, DPT, NCSBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannHannah Trammell started at TIRR Memorial Hermann as an intern on the Neuro-Recovery Network focused on body weight support and over-ground locomotion training for patients with spinal cord injury. Her TIRR employment began in July of 2010 where she progressed to be a PT on the NRN program along with being a PT on the BI and Stroke Inpatient Program. Since 2010, she has focused most of her early career on Locomotor Training for both the SCI and BI populations. She has provided education to PTs and OT across the TIRR Memorial Hermann network. In 2013, she became certified in Neuro-IFRAH for the Treatment and Management of Adults with Hemiplegia from stroke and brain injury. She has demonstrated special interest in patients with treating patients Pusher Syndrome and educating fellow therapists on the treatment for this syndrome. Hannah obtained her NCS in 2016.
Lalita Thompson, MSN, RN, CRRNCoordinator for Baclofen Pump ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannLalita is the coordinator for TIRR Memorial Hermann Baclofen Pump Program accountable for leadership, education and clinical support for one of the largest Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) pump programs in the nation. She has served in this role for over 20 years and she has received national recognition as an expert in Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Pump therapy. Lalita is listed as clinical nurse in several research studies involving intrathecal baclofen therapy including the study of Intrathecal Baclofen for Spasticity of Cerebral Origin; Synchromed II Post Implant Study; and Investigation of the Administration of Baclofen Injection for the Management of Spasticity Associated with Stroke. Lalita was a Speaker/Presenter at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehab Solutions 2016. Lalita interest is in Population Health with focus on meeting the needs of the under-served/indigent population through education and volunteer services. She is an active volunteer with UT Stroke Community Education Outreach and Rehabilitation Service Volunteer Project (RSVP). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. Lalita received designation as Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) in 2015.
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MDBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial Hermann Attending PhysicianMonica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is the medical director of the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health).
She received a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and completed her internship at Baylor’s affiliated hospitals. Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez completed her residency at the Baylor/UT Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance.
Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez’s primary focus is on the care of outpatients recovering from traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurotrauma. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the International Neurotoxin Association . She consults at a Level 1 trauma center and specializes in the management of patients with brain injury, stroke, and spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin.
Her clinical services include care in the following areas:
She trains medical residents and students and has won awards for clinical and teaching excellence. She is a leader in educational planning and serves on a number of academic committees and hospital committees. She is also the program director of the Brain Injury Fellowship Program. She has presented locally and nationally about topics related to her specialty.
Outside of work, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez enjoys spending quality time with her family, exercising, and participating in volunteer work for the community.
Diane Wege, PT, MS, NCSBrain Injury and Stroke ProgramTIRR Memorial HermannDiane Wege, PT, MS, NCS is a 1997 graduate of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) - Houston, with a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked at TIRR and TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospitals in Houston, Texas on the Brain Injury and Stroke Team for the past 18 years as a Physical Therapist, a Rehab Manager, and currently as a part time Level III physical therapist. She received her Neurological Certified Specialization (NCS) in 2006. She has presented on topics related to specific therapy interventions related to brain injury and stroke at various conferences and to physical therapy programs.
Meredith Wells, M.S., CCC-SLPTIRR Memorial Hermann Sugarland Meredith Wells, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist III for TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation in Sugar Land, TX. She has over 7 years of experience with adults with neurogenic impairments across the rehabilitation continuum from post-acute inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient to community wellness. Meredith’s area of clinical expertise includes patients with aphasia, acquired and traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s Disease. Meredith received her bachelors of behavioral science from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 2007 and went on to receive her master of science in speech-language pathology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX in 2009. Meredith is an adjunct lecturer for the University of Houston Communication Disorders Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program, where she teaches Speech and Language Disorders in Adults. Meredith is also active in the Houston Association of Communication Disorders, where she served for two years as the vice president of professional education from 2014-2016 and currently serves as a board member.
Program Schedule: Subject to Change
Medical complications after Brain Injury and Stroke
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program Attending Physician
Pharmacological Management: Brain Injury Medication Considerations for the Treatment TeamDehuti Pandya, PharD, BCPS
TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program
Advancing the Care of Patients with Disorders of ConsciousnessSunil Kothari, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Attending Physician, TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program
Interdisciplinary Approach to Assessment of ConsciousnessKatherine A. O’Brien, Ph.D.
Program Director, TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program
Instructional Methods Used: PowerPoint, lecture, video, demonstration
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: 1.5
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process-Intervention.
No partial credits will be given.
PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is TPTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
TPTA CCUs: Pending
No partial credits will be given.
SLP: Memorial Hermann Health System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA.
No partial credits will be given
ASHA CEUs: 1.5
ASHA Classification Code:1060.
This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEU's
Various Levels, Professional Area).
Nursing:15 contact hours will be offered for nursing
Course participants must complete any & all formal assessments, procedures, and criteria required for credit or certification. As per Memorial Hermann policy, participants must attend the entire course in order to receive CEs and course certificate, no partial credits will be given.
Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Registration will close for this course September 18, 2017 at 4pm
Instructional Methods Used: Lecture, demonstration.
Class Size: Registration is open to 80 participants.
Cost / Registration: Non-employee: $325, MHHS Rehab Service Line Employee: $150. MHHS employees must register with their MHHS email to receive the employee benefit. Any questions, please contact: ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.
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: Available in Garage 2 for $6 daily. http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/locations/inpatient-rehabilitation-greater-heights/.TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation – MHHS Greater Heights Hospital
Greater Heights Hospital
South Tower Conference Center
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008
Registration: All fields required. Employees must use their Memorial Hermann email to receive employee price for the course. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form below. Questions: ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.