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Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) Review course

Featured Speakers: Ann Gutierrez and Mary Ann Euliarte

Open to: Registered Nurses and Case Managers
Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 0800-1700
Location: TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Conference Center, 2nd floor conference room

Speaker Information:

  • Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN - President of the Southeast Texas chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and a current Director of Nursing at TIRR MH
  • Darlene Clayton, MSN, RN, CRRN -TIRR MH Education Resource Specialist
  • Michelle Dehgan, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS –TIRR MH Education Coordinator-Speech Language Pathology
  • Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS- Previous ARN chapter President and current Education Resource Specialist at TIRR MH
  • Hilary Touchett, BSN, CRRN –TIRR MH Education Resource Specialist
  • Donna Smith, MSN, MHA, RN, CCM, CRRN -Manager of Case Management
  • Allison Reimers RN, MSN, CRRN - Manager of Nursing Education

Continuing Education credit- 7 Contact Hours 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.

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

Required Prerequisites: none

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Nurses pursuing the CRRN designation. Two years of experience in rehabilitation are required to sit for the exam.

Schedule (*Subject to Change)

0730 – 0750 Registration and Refreshments
0750 – 0800Welcome & Announcements
0800 – 0900 Spinal Cord Injury
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS
0900 – 0930Nursing Theory for Rehabilitation Nursing
Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
0930 – 0945BREAK
0945 – 1045Community Re-Entry/Legal Issues
Donna Smith, MSN, RN, MBA, CCM, CRRN
1045 – 1130.Pediatric Rehabilitation
Allison Reimers, MSN, RN, CRRN
1130 – 1215General Rehabilitation
Hilary Touchett, MSN, RN, CRRN
1215 – 1300Lunch Provided (includes Test Taking Information)
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS
1300 – 1415Dysphagia/Communication Disorders
Michelle Dehgan, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
1415 – 1430BREAK
1430 – 1530Brain Injury and Stroke
Darlene Clayton, MSN, RN, CRRN
1530 – 1545BREAK
1545 – 1630Continuum of Care and Outcomes Measurement
Mary Ann Euliarte, MSN, RN, MBA, CRRN
1630 – 1645 Questions and Answers
Darlene Clayton, BSN, RN, CRRN
1645 – 1700 Evaluation Completion and Certificates

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Self report, on evaluation at end of course.

Instructional Methods Used: Handouts and verbal instruction, with Power Point and interactive quiz.

Class Size: Registration is open to 30 participants.

Food: A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Cost / Registration: $25 for MHHS employees. Cost to Non-MHHS participants is $50.

Payment: Registration is online at

Cancellations: Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing at least 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to . If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your reservation fee will not be refunded.
Cancellation of the event by Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be notified via contact email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.

Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure:
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. All speakers are employed by TIRR Memorial Hermann, but have no other relevant relationships to disclosure.

Directions / Parking:
Please see the link for more information. Please park in Garage 6 to allow patients and families surface lot parking.