Alyssa (Findlay) Kaminski, PT, DPT, NCS
Ryan Patterson, MOT, OTR/L, BCPR

Course Location:
Halifax Health Medical Center – France Tower
303 N Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32214

Course Description:
Brain injury is a complex diagnosis affecting individuals of all ages and causing a varied presentation based on injury. This course will review 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. As medical advances warrant treatment earlier and with more intense focus, a comprehensive team approach is critical to maximizing patient recovery and reintegration into life over the long-term recovery path. Through lecture and case-based format, this course will provide a systemic approach to management of the client following brain injury.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify neuroanatomical pathology related to clinical presentation
• Identify primary and secondary effects of brain injury
• Discuss commonly used medical, pharmacological and rehabilitative techniques used in brain injury management
• Discuss complications following brain injury and the goals of rehabilitation in minimizing and/or managing these
• Recognize the importance of family involvement in rehabilitation and how to direct their role
• Explain presentation and treatment strategies of all levels of brain injury using the Ranchos Los Amigos scale PT, OT, ST, and RN staff will also be able to:
• Develop treatment plan inclusive of outcome measures and behavior shaping strategies for individuals following brain injury
• Evaluate patients following brain injury for appropriate comprehensive treatment planning

Course Education Level: Intermediate


Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 18 contact hours by the following boards:
• Florida Physical Therapy Association
• Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

This course has been approved for 15 contact hours by the following boards:
• Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology for SLP
• Florida Board of Nursing
• Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

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

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.

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA), and Registered Nurse (RN), Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practitioners and licensed social workers.

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 If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!