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TIRR Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses

TIRR Memorial Hermann Continuing Education

Due to 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the responsibility as health care providers, we cannot risk the health of our attendees of the people that they serve. As part of our commitment, we are taking additional proactive measures to prevent the introduction or spread of COVID-19 at any of our education courses and planned events. The TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy has begun and will continue to host courses virtually as large public gatherings are currently prohibited. We look forward to hosting more participants who may have been unable to travel before as our courses move to a virtual format, through a combination of pre-recorded events and on-demand live stream events.

The safety of our patients, workforce, speakers and registrants is our top priority. Thank you for your dedication and your commitment to our community. Together, we are going to work hard to keep our community healthy while we continue to bring education to you, at your convenience. 

The following are active courses that TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering for Continuing Education. To see a list of our previous courses, visit our past courses page.

Comprehensive Pediatric Rehabilitation For the Neurologic Clinician Pre-Recorded Web Based Course

Available now through 12/31/2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This set of pre-recorded lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to pediatric diagnoses in the NICU and early developmental stages. They will take into special consideration the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) interventions and understanding motor development. The lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to special consideration with neuropsychological development and behavioral considerations, the unique role of the therapist in the school settings, and an overview of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Texas.

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Ethics and the Use of Social Media

Available now through 12/31/2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This course addresses the issues associated with using social media. It will cover violations, professionalism, and academic cheating, in addition, to corporate compliance.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Available now through 12/31/2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

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.

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Advanced Adult Vestibular Rehab: The Continuum of Care

Available now through 12/31/2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

Patients with vestibular dysfunction can be seen in multiple settings across the continuum. This evidenced based course utilizes the latest advancements in knowledge and research to integrate a clinician's ability to appropriately diagnose and treat a client with vestibular dysfunction. The topics discussed will include anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system involving peripheral and central lesions, assessment and treatment of BPPV. The participant will learn principles that help distinguish between peripheral and central disorders utilizing differential diagnosis strategies through clinical examination and outcome measures. These principles will include analysis of vestibular function tests including computerized dynamic posturography, caloric testing and rotary chair testing. Individual treatment interventions will be addressed to treat a client with vestibular dysfunction effectively. This course is designed for the clinician who has some experience in treating clients with vestibular deficits in order to more critically analyze and problem solve an in-depth and thorough plan of care.

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Neurobehavioral Changes After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Available now through 12/31/2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This course is designed for health professionals working with the brain injury population. Through lecture and discussion, participants will learn to describe common behaviors in the brain injury population, learn to use various outcomes measures, and be able to implement behavior management strategies. The focus of this course is to improve the consistency of communication among health professionals with clearly defined terms of behaviors, and to improve the therapeutic approach to patients with behavioral deficits by providing participants with evidenced-based interventions for this population.

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Translating the Science to Practice: Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation

October 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This course will provide a brief focused review of current literature of neuroplasticity and the clinical research demonstrating the occurrence of neuroplastic changes following injury. In this course, participants will review the models of motor learning along with the supporting and contradictory evidence related to each model. Current treatment approaches will be discussed in the light of the motor control and motor learning models. Pertinent evidence related to feedback, practice, motivation, attentional focus, and other contributors to motor learning will be discussed. This course will review the necessary ingredients to drive neuroplastic changes and offer practical examples of creating rehabilitation interventions integrate these into a plan of care that is evidence based to maximize recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to apply this knowledge through written and video case studies.

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Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention For Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

November 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This intermediate level course will apply the participants’ knowledge of normal gait to the analysis of pathological gait in persons with neurological injuries. Also included will be practical information in regards to biomechanics, component selection, prescription rationale, orthotic design, and problem solving. Interventions targeting pathological gait will be reviewed, including orthotic intervention. This information will be conveyed through lecture, video case presentations, clinical observation and resident case presentations.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation: Foundations in Neurodegenerative Diseases

November 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The focus of this pre conference course is to provide the foundation from which rehabilitation specialists managing patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients with neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), among others.

Topics will include the nature and disease course of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) and its rehabilitation implications, role of rehabilitation specialists, pathophysiology of different neurodegenerative diseases, neuroscience concepts related to neurodegenerative diseases and clinical decision making framework as they apply to best practice in rehabilitation. In addition, knowledge translation of evidence based practice will be addressed.

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Disorders of Consciousness Conference (DoC 2020): Translating Knowledge into Practice

May 12-14, 2021
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The goal of DoC 2020 is to introduce attendees to the most recent developments in the field, with an emphasis on translating this knowledge into clinical practice.

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