Spasticity Management in Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Strategies

Recorded Rehab eCourse presented by ARN on 4/11/17.

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CE Evaluation

Spasticity can be a challenge in the rehab setting and can negatively impact outcomes and function. This free activity which includes a formal presentation and open discussion, provides an overview of spasticity in rehabilitation including patient implications and different treatment options to improve quality of life. Listen to members from an interdisciplinary team including a physician, rehabilitation nurse, occupational therapist and physical therapist.

After participating in this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the types of patients who develop spasticity, the causes of spasticity, and the adverse effects of spasticity on functionality
  • Identify interdisciplinary management within the rehabilitation setting
  • Identify multiple treatment options based on patient severity and functionality and risks for complications

Panelists:

meg canaleMeg Canale, PT DPT NCS
Acquired Brain Injury Physical Therapist
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

kathryn farrisKathryn Farris, OTR/L
ABI Therapy Education Coordinator
Acquired Brain Injury Program
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

christina marciniakChristina Marciniak MD
Attending Physician, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University, Feinberg Medical School
Chicago IL

 

 

 

beverly tannBeverly Tann, BSN RN CRRN
Outpatient RN Pediatric/Adolescent Clinic
Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
Chicago, IL

 

 

 

Pricing:

FREE

Credits:

1.5 Contact Hours

Accreditation Information

Release Date: 4/13/2017
Expiration Date: 4/13/2019

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse managers, educators, case managers, nurse techs, PPS coordinators, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and any other team member in settings including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs).

Supporter Information

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

For questions regarding this event, call 800.229.7530.