Instructors:
Michael Braun, MSOT, OTR/L, BCPR
Julie Braun, PT, DPT, NCS
Kate Cavka, PT, DPT, NCS

Course Description:
The course and learning materials provide a review of changes in epidemiology, anatomy, and physiological functions seen after an acute, traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and how to apply that knowledge to rehabilitative care. The learner will be taught foundational concepts in treatment of patients with SCI including a logical intervention progression with an emphasis on recovery of function. Using current evidence and best practice, this course will combine classroom experience with clinical application. Clinicians will come away from this course with novel intervention ideas and resources applicable to treatment of the patient in the acute and subacute stages following SCI.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, PT & OT participants will be able to:
– Demonstrate a thorough understanding of expected functional outcomes for each level of spinal cord injury and develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care.
– Educate patients in preventative care topics such as skin care and wound prevention, functional ROM and positioning, preservation of shoulder and hand function, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, heterotopic ossification, and other preventable sequelae.
– Describe therapy’s role in bowel and bladder management for the person with a SCI.
– Gain increased confidence in mat work when developing preliminary skills training sessions for individuals with SCI.
– Identify appropriate intervention progression and goals aiming for early recovery in acute care with the end goal of return to community and enhanced quality of life.

At the end of this course, PTA & COTA participants will be able to:
– Demonstrate a thorough understanding of expected functional outcomes for each level of spinal cord injury.
– Educate patients in preventative care topics such as skin care and wound prevention, functional ROM and positioning, preservation of shoulder and hand function, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, heterotopic ossification, and other preventable sequelae.
– Describe therapy’s role in bowel and bladder management for the person with a SCI.
– Gain increased confidence in mat work when developing preliminary skills training sessions for individuals with SCI.
– Identify appropriate intervention progression aiming for early recovery in acute care with the end goal of return to community and enhanced quality of life.

Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 16 hours by the following boards:
– Florida Physical Therapy Association for PT and PTA
– Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for OT and OTA

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for PT, PTA, OT, OTA practitioners

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details at Brooksihl.org. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

Enrollment:
If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.