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Rehab Solutions 2018: Transitions in Healthcare

Speakers:

Matthew Davis, MD
Lisa W. Thomas, DNP, APRN, CRRN
Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN
Courtenay Bruce, JD, MA
M. Cullen Gibbs, PhD
Christopher Falco MD
Margaret A. Struchen, PhD
Kerry L. Davis, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS

Remarks By:

Welcome: Rhonda M Abbott, PT, FTPTA
Associate Vice President of Clinical Operations
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network

TIRR Updates: Carl Josehart, Chief Executive Officer
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network
System Executive for Rehabilitation Services
Memorial Hermann Hospital System

Open to:

Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC), Certified Disability Specialists (CDMS), Social Workers, Nursing (TNA), and others interested in case management related to rehabilitation and those with catastrophic illness and/or injury.

Date:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time:

Registration 7:30, begins at 8:00 am.

Location:

Norris Conference Center
CityCentre, Houston
816 Town & Country Boulevard, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
www.norriscenters.com

Handouts:

An overall conference guide will be given to attendees at registration desk.

*Pending on line posting to the conference website as available from speaker. The handouts we received will be for your use to download electronically or to print out prior to the course. A Password will be sent out 1 week prior to the conference. The handouts will be attached to the lectures on the Schedule Tab.

Target Audience

Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC), Certified Disability Specialists (CDMS), Social Workers, Nursing (TNA)

Description

Rehab Solutions is an advanced practice case management conference featuring nationally recognized experts in the field of rehabilitation. The one-day program will give you up to date information about current treatment and techniques and research initiatives that affect persons with catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Topics / Learning Objectives:

  • Updates on SCI Best Practices. We will discuss growing interest in revising multiple sets of clinical practice guidelines, creating a consensus on what constitutes quality care for SCI, and policymaking implications.
  • Watching Difficult Cases: Healthcare Professionals’ Moral Distress. Discuss challenges in developing and implementing instruments, approaches, and interventions designed to identify and mitigate moral distress.
    Courtenay Bruce, JD, MA
  • Viewing Self in the Mirror after an Amputation: The Unique Role of Healthcare Providers. We will explore a little-known realm of experience of altered body image and interventions needed, from healthcare providers.
  • Neurobehavioral Changes after Acquired Brain Injury: A Team Approach to Understanding Diagnosis and Interventions. We will identify common behavioral issues that can arise in BI patients and how these behaviors affect patient care.
  • School Reintegration for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury. This presentation will describe the components of a multidisciplinary approach to returning to school after brain injury including consideration of cognitive and psychosocial issues as well as mechanisms of educational support available to students.
  • Utilizing Technology in the Post-Acute Setting for Patient Safety. A Discussion of how Tele-Monitoring is being used in post-acute rehabilitation settings.

Assessment of Learning Objectives:

Feedback forms, Q&A, Discussion

Speaker Information

Courtenay R. Bruce, J.D., M.A.

Courtenay R. Bruce, J.D., M.A., is an assistant professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a lawyer with a background in health law. She also has a master’s degree in bioethics, as well as training and certification in mediation and dispute resolution. While completing her master’s, she completed a two-year fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in clinical and transplant ethics.

Professor Bruce’s experience in clinical ethics consultation is extensive. She has conducted over 3,500 clinical ethics consultations in tertiary and community hospitals. For 6 years, she was the director of the bioethics program for the Houston Methodist Hospital System. During her directorship tenure, the service grew from 50 ethics consultations a year to consistently conducting 450 ethics consultations a year. During this period, the service and its staff consistently achieved perfect scores on quality assessment surveys.

Additionally, she has published 65+ peer-reviewed articles in high impact-factor medical, ethics, and law journals, serving as lead author on at least 35 peer-reviewed papers on clinical ethics. She is also lead author of two books titled: “Addressing Patient-Centered Ethical Issues in Health Care: A Case-Based Study Guide,” [writing for the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities] and “A Practical Guide for Developing & Sustaining Clinical Ethics Consultation Services.”

Professor Bruce currently serves as Director of Community Outreach, where her principal responsibilities include spearheading advance care planning initiatives and ethics education for churches, community hospitals, and schools nationwide.


Kerry L. Davis, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS

Kerry L. Davis, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Director of Nursing Services-Brain Injury, Staffing, Supplemental Pool and Tele Monitoring
TIRR Memorial Hermann Brain Injury and Stroke Program

Kerry has been with TIRR Memorial Hermann since 1995 where she worked as a staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical manager, and her current role as Nursing Director for the BI and Stroke Program. She provides hospital wide education by teaching Positive Behavioral Support classes, and in the Brain Injury family education series. She has published, with her colleagues of the SETx ARN, 2 research articles in the Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ): “Delegation in Knowledge and Practice Among Rehabilitation Nurses” In 2011 and “A Pilot for Understanding Interdisciplinary Teams in Rehabilitation Practice” in 2013. She currently serves as Treasurer for the SETx ARN Chapter and as Vice-President for Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP), a non-profit providing rehabilitation services to underfunded clients in the community.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

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

Matthew Davis, M.D.

Matthew Davis, M.D.
Clinical Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Program
TIRR Memorial Hermann

Dr. Matt Davis, M.D., an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, joined the medical staff of TIRR Memorial Hermann as an affiliated physician in 2011.

He was previously on the faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he was an attending physician on the Spinal Cord Injury Service. Dr. Davis earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, followed by a fellowship in spinal cord injury (SCI) medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with UT Health
  • Non-financial: TIRR Attending Physician
Christopher Falco, MD

Christopher Falco, MD
Brain Injury and Stroke Program Attending Physician
TIRR Memorial Hermann

Dr. Falco is an attending physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann, completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine/ University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance in June of 2013. He received his medical degree in 2009 at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, after completing his undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Austin in 2005. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Falco's primary focus is caring for inpatients recovering from brain injury and stroke. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with UT Health
  • Non-financial: TIRR Attending Physician
Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN

Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN
Associate Professor, Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing
Texas Woman's University
Scholar, Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
Sigma Theta Tau International

Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University in Houston, where she teaches courses in the undergraduate, graduate, and PhD Nursing Science Program. She is a faculty scholar of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy 2014-2015 cohort. Her clinical specialties’ include emergency, neurosurgery, home health, and hospice. Her unique research focus has been on the study of viewing self in the mirror. She has written several articles on the subject and has spoken to many audiences at a local, national, and international level. Wyona realized her work has culminated in finding the right words for nurses to use when helping patients view self in the mirror after disfiguring trauma or surgery. Her work has led her to research the broader horizon of the language of clinical scholarship.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with TWU
  • Non-financial: *pending post
M. Cullen Gibbs, PhD

M. Cullen Gibbs, PhD
Clinical Neuropsycologist
Pediatric Service Line Leader
TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network

M. Cullen Gibbs is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Pediatric Service Line Leader at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He completed a Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology at Texas A&M University. His pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology were completed at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Gibbs has previously held positions at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. For the past seven years he has worked at TIRR Memorial Hermann performing neuropsychological evaluations, cognitive rehabilitation, and clinical research with persons who have experienced brain injury. His clinical and research interests include cognitive rehabilitation and the neurocognitive and neurobehavioral correlates of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions of childhood.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: TIRR Memorial Hermann Employee; He is Primary Investigator for research project: “Progressive Cardiovascular Intervention for the Treatment of Persistent Physical and Neurocognitive Symptoms in Sports Concussion” supported by the TIRR Rehabilitation Innovation Grant, January 2013-present.
  • Non-financial: None reported
Margaret A. Struchen, PhD

Margaret A. Struchen, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology
TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network

Margaret 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.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with TIRR Memorial Hermann; Dr. Struchen receives a royalty from Oxford University Press
  • Non-financial: None reported
Lisa W. Thomas, DNP, APRN, CRRN

Lisa W. Thomas, DNP, APRN, CRRN.
Assistant Professor, Clinical, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Lisa W. Thomas, DNP, RN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, with over 15 years of experience in the rehabilitation setting, managing staff education needs and clinical consultations for this population. A graduate of the UTSON DNP Executive Nurse Leadership program, she joined the faculty of the Acute and Continuing Care Department in 2016, and continues to pursue clinical practice opportunities with TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Her research interests include facilitating adjustment to disability, and nurses’ transition into practice. Optimizing care quality through nurse-initiated projects is a continuing passion.

Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:

  • Financial: Employment relationship with UT Health
  • 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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

TimeTopic & Activity
7:30 - 8:30 amRegistration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 amWelcome
8:35 - 9:35 amUpdates on SCI Best Practices
9:35 - 10:35 am*Watching Difficult Cases: Healthcare Professionals' Moral Distress (Ethics)
10:30 - 10:50 amExhibit Hall & Break
10:50 - 11:50 amMirror Study: Impacts for those with Amputation
11:50 - 1:00 pmTIRR Memorial Hermann Updates, Lunch, and Exhibits
1:00 - 2:00 pmNeurobehavioral Changes after Acquired Brain Injury: A Team Approach to Understanding Diagnosis and Interventions
2:00 - 3:00 pmSchool Reintegration for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
3:00 - 3:15 pmExhibit Hall & Break
3:15 - 4:15 pmUtilizing Technology in the Post-Acute Setting for Patient Safety
4:15 - 4:30 pmClosing Remarks, Door Prizes and Evaluations
4:30 - 5:00 pmDepartures

Instructional Methods Used:

Lecture, Discussion, Q&A, and Exhibit Hall

Education

Target Audience:

Case Managers (CCM), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC), Certified Disability Specialists (CDMS), Social Workers, Nursing (TNA)

Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education credit- 6 Contact Hours for Nursing

This course is valid for 6.0 contact hours for Nursing and Social Work; pending application approvals for CCM, CRCC, and CDMS.

*Watching Difficult Cases: Healthcare Professionals’ Moral Distress (Ethics) *Meets 1 contact hour for Ethics/Jurisprudence for CCM and Nursing continuing education requirements.

Course participants must complete any & all formal assessments, procedures, and criteria required for credit or certification.


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.


Criteria for Course Completion:

Attendance, participation, and completion of feedback form.

Cost/Registration

Course Closes On:

Monday, February 12, 2017 or at registration capacity. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order received.

Registration Limited to:

200

Early Bird Registration:

$75 for MHHS with early registration by Dec 01, 2017
$100 for Community Attendees by Dec 01, 2017

Regular Registration

$100 for MHHS employees after Dec 01, 2017
$125 for Community Attendees after Dec 01, 2017

Accommodations & Other Information

Hotel:

Hotel Sorella CityCentre is directly next to the conference center
800 Sorella Court
(713) 973-1600

Marriott Courtyard Houston I-10/Energy Corridor
12401 Katy Freeway
(281) 496-9090

Parking:

Self-parking at the Norris Conference Center is free in the attached garage.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. Refunds will not be granted past this date. 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 course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number on the registration form below. Please fill out all information in registration form.

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/or prior to presentation.

Complaints:

Complaints of faculty and participants are handled with dignity and respect by the course coordinator and/or Director of Rehabilitation with resolution of the complaint communicated to all involved parties. All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.

Assistance:

All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment. Please email or note on registration any specific needs we can work to assist you with.

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