Case Studies

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Autonomic Dysreflexia (305)

Mysterious Things that go BUMP in the Night

Gail L. Sims, RN MSN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least three causes of autonomic dysreflexia which may occur outside of the typical reasons which are normally identified in the literature.
  • List three life-threatening outcomes associated with autonomic dysreflexia.
  • Demonstrate at least two strategies for providing professional consultation to physicians, nurses and therapists working with individuals who are experiencing autonomic dysreflexia in order to promote positive outcomes and prevent complications

Interdisciplinary Team (306)

Rehabilitation Nursing: The Silent Specialty

Jynae Clapper, MSN RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Review cultural barriers that impact rehabilitation nursing care and how to overcome them.
  • Emphasize the importance of including family in the rehabilitation process from day of admission.
  • Discuss mechanisms for success with decannulating a tracheostomy, performing and teaching ADLs to a patient who doesn’t speak or understand English, medication administration, and advancing from peg tube to a dysphagia diet that is culturally preferable.
Changing An Opportunistic Infection Into Opportunity To Care

Flo Gallagher, BSN RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies for enhancing outcomes in a patient with an unfamiliar diagnosis.
  • Describe various approaches to work with the interdisciplinary team to improve quality of life for a young woman with a rare infection.

Administration (307)

We Have Been Purchased. Now What?

Susan Forni, MBA BSN

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand change management theory.
  • Gain an understanding of who is responsible for managing the change.
  • Understand change management principles.
We Have Been Purchased. Now What? Implementation of a Rehabilitation Nurse Peer Review Council

April Schultz, BSN MPH RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Define importance and scope of the nursing event peer review process.
  • Describe process of implementation of nursing peer event review program in a multiple facility rehabilitation system.

Continuum of Care (308)

Home Care Goes To College

Carole L. Kriessman, BSN RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the staffing challenges of a home care case with now “back-up” nearby.
  • Learn ways to use rehabilitation nursing knowledge to train Home Health Aides to care for this college student with impaired mobility.
Overcoming Care and Transition Challenges of Difficult Behaviors

Mary Ann Laslo, RN

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the difference between Delirium and Dementia.
  • List four risk factors for a patient to develop Delirium.
  • Discuss and demonstrate two interventions to manage the behaviorally challenged patient.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 2:40 – 3:40 pm

Interdisciplinary Team (605)

Bringing the Team to the Patient: Bedside Conferences

Joyce M. Belanger, RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges of bringing all disciplines to the bedside.
  • Identify the positive aspects to including the patient in required weekly team conferences.
Walkers to Wedding Bells – Interdisciplinary Approach to Multi-Trauma

Stephanie M. Morrell, RN

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate that an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation is necessary to facilitate a higher level of functioning for a complicated patient.
  • Discuss the role of the rehab nurse in assisting the patient in achieving goals during acute rehabilitation hospitalization.

TBI (606)

Breaking Bad: TBI Advocacy Navigation Amidst Hospital Bias

Helen M. Carmine, MSN, CRNP, CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify multiple comorbidities in the medically complex TBI individual.
  • Discuss best practices in advocating for the TBI individual during hospitalizations.
  • Identify the rehabilitation team’s investigative and collaborative method used to overcome patient care transition obstacles to ensure an optimal outcome across settings.
Takes a Village: End of Life and Traumatic Brain Injury

Mary Anne B. Saveoz, BSN RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three co-morbidities and their potential effect on end of life concerns in the medically complex TBI individual.
  • Describe two cognitive and two behavioral strategies used to manage these deficits when affected by end of life issues.
  • Describe three ways hospice care can be provided to TBI patients at end of life, types of settings and funding sources.

End of Life/Conjoined Twins (607)

Hospice Care In The Rehabilitation Setting: Case Study

Toni Callahan, BSN RN CRRN

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hospice care plans in inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Describe the learning needs to provide competent care to a patient with end-stage cancer.
  • Discuss ethical considerations with providing hospice care in the rehabilitation setting.
When Two are One: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Nicholette M. Andrews, MS APN PCNS-BC

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the interdisciplinary approach used to care for pediatric conjoined twins on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Discuss the prioritization of an intervention strategy.
  • Review how the patients offered the team a unique opportunity for collaboration and communication. Focus on the role nurses play when planning care for patients and families with special needs

Bariatric Population (608)

Lessons Learned Concerning the Bariatric Population

Elizabeth S. Harlan, MSN RN CRRN CNL

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two patient safety factors to resolve prior to admission to a rehabilitation program.
  • Identify two team interactions to consider when working with the bariatric population.