2014 NW Infinity Rehab Symposium Classes

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Saturday’s Courses

Neuroplasticity: Review how the brain and cranial nerves relate to function, understand Neuroplasticity and how it relates to the aging adult, and learn treatment ideas using principles for Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists.

Pharmacology Considerations in the Skilled Nursing Facility: Learn how drugs work and how the body responds to medications. Understand clinical indications, mechanisms of actions, and common drug-to-drug interactions for a variety of drug classes. In addition to these topics, how therapy can be affected by a variety of medications is explored.

Bariatric Treatment Considerations: Would you like more information on current and creative approaches in therapeutic interventions for individuals with obesity and morbid obesity? Do you understand the secondary complications of the disease? Come learn this information and practice techniques for mobilizing this population.

Positioning for Function: How do you deal with common positioning challenges of the pelvis, trunk, lower extremities, upper extremities, and the head? Do you know what equipment is available for positioning in the wheelchair? This course uses case studies to illustrate how to maximize your resident’s position in the wheelchair to promote function.

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Considerations: Do you understand the differences between emphysema, asthma, and COPD? Learn to monitor these individuals in therapy for safe progress. These ailments are discussed along with cardiac issues after open-heart surgery and CHF.

Electrotherapy Overview: Are you comfortable using electrotherapy, ultrasound, or diathermy with your patient? Do you know what the indications and contraindications are for each modality? These issues are discussed and lab sessions provided to increase the clinician’s expertise with these machines.

Integrating Allen Cognitive Levels into Therapy: Can you discuss how a patient’s cognitive level affects the ability to progress in therapy? Can you assess a person’s cognitive functioning? This course teaches the clinician to test the patient’s cognitive status and use the information to design an appropriate plan of care based on an individual’s cognitive abilities.


Sunday’s Course

The Changing Health Care Landscape, Innovations in Care Delivery and Your Role as Therapists

Scheduled panelists:

  • Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL)
  • Justin Moore, Vice President Government and Payment Advocacy
  • Joe Greenman, JD, Vice President and General Counsel for Oregon Healthcare Association (OHCA)

Health care reform is here! The upcoming changes in health care will affect how you engage with your patients in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care, and outpatient therapy clinics. A panel of industry experts will present the updates and changes that will affect our industry and the delivery of therapy services. A question-and-answer period will help all clinicians understand how these changes will affect the delivery of therapy services to all patients.