San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
Brain injury is a complex diagnosis affecting individuals of all ages and causing a varied presentation based on injury. This course will start with a brief review of the basics in brain injury to set the stage for a deeper look at primary and secondary impairments, pharmacological management, and rehabilitation for a holistic approach to patient management from ICU to return to community.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify neuroanatomical pathology related to clinical presentation
• Identify primary and secondary effects of brain injury
• Discuss medical and pharmacological management relative to acute brain injury and promoting recovery
• Discuss complications following brain injury and the goals of rehabilitation in minimizing and/or managing these
• Review issues related to the aging brain injury
• Explain presentation and treatment strategies of all levels of brain injury using the Rachos Los Amigos scale
• Identify underlying impairments affecting primary functional limitations observed as well as strategies to address and treat
PTs, OTs, PTAs, or OTAs with exposure to or interest in brain injury rehabilitation. Course will cover acute, sub-acute, post-acute, and community re-entry phases of recovery.
*12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) for PTs, OTs, PTAs, or OTAs
Jennifer Schinke, PT, DPT, NCS, PCS
When & Where
Brooks Institute of Higher Learning
Brooks Post-professional Education Programs
Brooks Rehabilitation is a leader in post-professional clinical education for healthcare practitioners focused in the area of rehabilitation. This is demonstrated by its active involvement in providing residency and fellowship level training as well as through providing world class continuing education courses for all clinicians in the field of rehabilitation practice. Currently Brooks has four post-professional education programs including a multidisciplinary Geriatric Residency (includes residents from OT, Nursing, SLP, and PT), a PT Neurologic Residency, a PT Orthopaedic Residency, and an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship. Brooks Rehabilitation offers over 25 post-professional continuing courses each year that includes a wide variety of course offerings for multiple disciplines and a variety of specialty practice areas. The speakers include both nationally renowned experts from around the country as well as nationally recognized clinical experts that currently practice within Brooks.