This course will introduce participants to diagnostic classification systems, prognostic indicators, examination and evaluation, outcome measures, treatment interventions, and pharmacologic interventions for patients who are experiencing disorders of consciousness after TBI. This course is relevant to clinicians treating the DOC patient population across the continuum of care – from acute care to outpatient rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Course created on June 6, 2018
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to define the four main diagnostic classifications for patients who are experiencing a disorder of consciousness.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three prognostic indicators in severe traumatic brain injury.
- The participant will be able to identify two components of level of consciousness.
- The participant will be able to describe at least five components of examination and evaluation that are relevant to patients with disorders of consciousness.
- The participant will be able to identify at least 5 special examination and treatment considerations for patients with disorders of consciousness.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, Review of learner outcomes, Definition of acquired brain injury and Severe acquired brain Injury, Retrograde & anterograde amnesia, Posttraumatic amnesia|
|15-30 Minutes||Prognostic Indicators in severe TBI|
|30-45 Minutes||Definition of consciousness, Introduction to diagnostic classification and Diagnostic classification|
|45-60 Minutes||Examination/Evaluation, Case study: Examination/Evaluation|
|60-75 Minutes||Purpose of outcome measurement in DOC, Outcome measures|
|75-90 Minutes||Treatment interventions for pts with DOC, Case study: Treatment Interventions|
|90-105 Minutes||Special examination and treatment considerations for patients with DOC|
|105-120 Minutes||Pharmacologic treatment, Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, NCS
Rita has been a licensed physical therapist for 4 years. Upon completion of her neurologic physical therapy residency at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX, she received Board Certification in the area of Neurologic Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Clinical Specialties in 2015. Her clinical practice focuses on brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury in the acute care and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Rita is currently an adjunct faculty member at South College’s DPT Program. Her teaching experience includes instruction in lecture and laboratory settings on management of patients with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury in entry level DPT programs in the Houston, TX area. She has also served as a laboratory assistant for Neurorecovery Training Institute’s continuing education courses on neurologic recovery after stroke
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