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Preconference Sessions


Wednesday, October 29 | 8 am–Noon


Neuropharmacology in the Rehabilitation Patient: Neurological Disorders and Stroke (001)

Richard Radecki MD 3.75 ch icon  3 rx credits icon
Richard Radecki, MD

Learning objectives:

  1. Understanding the development of new clinical tools in relation to each disease process.
  2. Review the functional challenges in relationship to development and plasticity of the brain.
  3. Grasp the reasons for pharmacological challenges as well as implementation for each of the entities discussed.

Dr. Radecki will lead attendees on an interactive exploration of the critical role of neuropharmacology in the rehabilitation process. This session will focus specifically on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and strokes. Attendees will review the pathology of each diagnosis and then examine new clinical studies and the latest information. In addition, Dr. Radecki will review the specific medications used in the treatment of each diagnosis, with a special emphasis on the functional categories important to rehabilitative care, such as fatigue, pain, cognition, and depression. The practical considerations and real-world challenges in rehabilitation and supportive functional care will be discussed from a medical point of view.

Target Audience: Intermediate

Fee: ARN Member $115, Nonmember $155

 

Best Practices in Fall and Injury Reduction in Rehabilitation (002)

PQuigley 3.75 ch icon 
Patricia Quigley, PhD MPH ARNP CRRN FAAN FAANP

  1. Differentiate Fall Prevention vs. Fall Protection.
  2. Apply use of scientific hierarchy and evidence rating scales.
  3. State of science related to patient falls and injury reduction applied to rehabilitation.
  4. Translate actionable elements of a Fall Prevention Program based on evidence.

Join Dr. Quigley, a nationally recognized expert in fall risk screening, assessment, and prevention, for an enriching and transforming workshop! Dr. Quigley will share her insights, expertise, and experience in leading an interdisciplinary clinical team in the development of evidence-based fall risk screening, assessment tools, and clinical interventions for preventing falls and fall-related injuries.
Supported by an educational grant from Posey Co.

Target Audience: Intermediate

Fee: ARN Member $115, Nonmember $155

 


Wednesday, October 29 | 1-5 pm


Neuropharmacology in the Rehabilitation Patient: Brain Injury (003)

Richard Radecki MD 3.75 ch icon 3 rx credits icon
Richard Radecki, MD

  1. Understanding the development of new clinical tools in relation to each disease process.
  2. Review the functional challenges in relationship to development and plasticity of the brain.
  3. Grasp the reasons for pharmacological challenges as well as implementation for each of the entities discussed.

Dr. Radecki will provide an in-depth review of the impact of pharmacology on specific rehabilitation populations. The afternoon session will focus primarily on traumatic brain injury. Attendees will explore and discuss the various types of brain injury, new and relevant clinical studies, and medications for neural pharmacological assistance in the functional challenges that follow traumatic brain injury. Dr. Radecki will review the pharmacological impact on the functional categories related to rehabilitation, such as fatigue, pain, cognition, and depression.

Fee: ARN Member $115, Nonmember $155

Target Audience: Intermediate

Motivational Interviewing: A Road Map to Patient Engagement in the Rehabilitation Setting (004)

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Tiffany LeCroy MSN RN FNP-C ACNS-BC CRRN
Tana Hall, M-Ed LPC

  1. Discuss theoretical framework and applicability of Motivational Interviewing in healthcare and the rehabilitation setting.
  2. Learn and practice the core skills of Motivational Interviewing.
  3. Practice use of Motivational Interviewing by role playing.

What happens when nurses encounter a patient or family member who is resistant to or ambivalent about change? Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered, evidence-based style of communication that focuses on expressing empathy, indicating discrepancies between patients’ desires and actions, rolling with resistance to change, and supporting the patient’s self-efficacy and ability to change. This session will discuss the theoretical framework of MI and use group discussions and role play to practice the core skills of MI. Nurses will learn to increase patient and family engagement, which will lead to more positive outcomes.

Target Audience: Beginner

Fee: ARN Member $115, Nonmember $155