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TIRR Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses

TIRR Memorial Hermann Continuing Education

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.

Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention For Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

July 25-26, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, 2nd Floor Research Building

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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Neurobehavioral Changes After Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

July 30, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Webinar

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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Rehabilitation Nursing Review Workshop:
Preparation for the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)

September 25, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Research Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Course Topics: Dysphagia/Communication Disorders, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Community Re-Entry/Legal Issues, Brain Injury and Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Nursing Theory for Rehabilitation Nursing, Continuum of Care and Outcome Measurement, General Rehabilitation

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

September 26-27, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, 2nd Floor Conference Room

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

October 3-4, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, 2nd Floor Research Building

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)

October 29, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Research Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room

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 31, 2020
TIRR Memorial Hermann, 2nd floor Research Building

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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Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Knowledge, Practice, Documentation, & Hands on Practice

February 27-28, 2021
TIRR Memorial Hermann, 2nd Floor Research Building

A training and education course for Speech-Language Pathologists without prior knowledge in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) administration to learn historical use of the procedure, American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines, risks of the procedure, anatomy and physiology, use of a FEES protocol, interpretation, and documentation of the procedure. Day two will involve hands on practice with the procedure.

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

May 12-14, 2021

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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