Who: Occupational Therapists and assistants, Physical Therapists and assistants
When: January 12-14, 2018
Where: TIRR Memorial Hermann South Tower Conference Center in Houston, Texas
Why: On the 12th is the Pre-conference course on Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel. “Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to:
- Describe the role of the physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nurse in patient performance of bowel and bladder management after SCI/D.
- Define and understand the pathophysiologic changes that occur with a neurogenic bowel and bladder.
- Differentiate between upper & lower motor neuron bowel and bladder presentation.
- Identify expected outcomes for bowel and bladder management based off client characteristics and level of injury.
- Understand the importance of, procedure for, and special considerations for an effective bowel program.
- Describe considerations for choosing the most appropriate bladder management option.
- Differentiate when a sterile vs clean technique for catheterization is utilized after SCI/D.
- Identify advantages/disadvantages of, and describe unique features of, common catheter systems available in the marketplace.
- Develop modifications and teach adaptive skills training for neurogenic bowel and bladder management after SCI/D.
- Describe key considerations for selection of appropriate bathroom equipment utilized in management of neurogenic bowel, bladder, and bathing after SCI/D.”
Which sounds amazing!
For the 13-14th, “The focus of this course is to present best practices and practical insights from which physical and occupational therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Spinal cord medicine is a subspecialty for clinicians who practice in neurological and rehabilitation settings. We recognize that this subspecialty optimally requires intentional training and education provided by clinicians who have dedicated themselves to the care of persons with SCI/D. Our goal is to provide you with a core foundation from which to practice and also present education regarding emerging research and advanced technologies. This course format will include lecture-based presentations and video case presentations.”
How: $175 for the pre-conference course + $375 for the conference. Click here for more information on the pre-conference course and here on the conference or to sign up!