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TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy Goes Virtual

Due to 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the responsibility as health care providers, we cannot risk the health of our attendees of the people that they serve. As part of our commitment, we are taking additional proactive measures to prevent the introduction or spread of COVID-19 at any of our education courses and planned events. The TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy has begun and will continue to host courses virtually as large public gatherings are currently prohibited. We look forward to hosting more participants who may have been unable to travel before as our courses move to a virtual format, through a combination of pre-recorded events and on-demand live stream events.

The safety of our patients, workforce, speakers and registrants is our top priority. Thank you for your dedication and your commitment to our community. Together, we are going to work hard to keep our community healthy while we continue to bring education to you, at your convenience.

The following are active courses that TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering for Continuing Education.

Live Virtual & In-Person Courses Pre-Recorded Courses

DoC 2021: Translating Knowledge into Practice

Available through December 31, 2023

The goal of this virtual education is to introduce individuals to the most recent developments in the field, with an emphasis on translating this knowledge into clinical practice.

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Upcoming Courses

Pediatric Rehabilitation for the Neurologic Clinician: Spasticity Management, Orthotics, & Implementing Treatment for Pediatric Patients in a Neurologic Setting

August 13, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This 1-day course will support the learning needs of the neurologic therapist treating pediatric patients by engaging the learner in application and analysis of content related to pediatric spasticity management and interventions, orthotic management and intervention, goal setting, treatment techniques, and equipment considerations. The variety of topics in this course are uniquely woven together to meet the overall needs of pediatric clients with neurologic health conditions who seek rehabilitation services.

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Neuro-Vision Course: An Advanced Approach to Assessment & Treatment

August 20-21, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This course will provide a brief review of vision screening techniques and will focus on increasing confidence in vision intervention for adults with neurological impairments. Course materials will be appropriate for physical and occupational therapists looking to advance their skills in this area. Each treatment technique will include a “how to” demonstration of the screening or treatment, analysis of the information for those techniques, and final synthesis of the information through a short case study and discussion to include occupation-based performance examples. Using a virtual format, participants will engage in group discussions and clinical case studies to reinforce their learning.

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Rehabilitation Nursing Review Workshop: Preparation for the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)

September 9, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

Rehabilitation nursing is the care and management of patients that have had altered functional ability and lifestyle as the result of an injury or illness. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of responses that patients have to actual or potential problems related to health. This course will provide up to date evidence-based information to the registered nurse both to increase knowledge of the rehabilitation process and also as preparation to take the Certification exam for the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN). Topics included will be Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurodegenerative disease management, Dysphasia/ Communication Problems, Case Management, Rehabilitation Nursing Theory, and Outcome Measurements related to Rehabilitation Nursing. A brief overview of test taking strategies will be offered and some resources available on the internet will also be available for the attendees to review.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

September 17, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The prevalence of brain injuries and strokes continue to increase each year. There often are long lasting sequelae from these injuries including physical, cognitive, language, and behavioral deficits. The growth and development of clinical treatment programs will depend on enhancing the skills of clinical staff for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an advanced overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a brain injury or stroke.

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Advanced Adult Vestibular Rehab

Available now until September 30, 2022: Part 1, Pre-recorded
October 1, 2022: Part 2, Live Stream
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

Patients with vestibular dysfunction can be seen in multiple settings across the continuum. This evidence based course utilizes the latest advancements in knowledge and research to integrate a clinician's ability to appropriately diagnose and treat a client with vestibular dysfunction. The topics discussed will include anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system involving peripheral and central lesions and analysis of vestibular function tests including computerized dynamic posturography, caloric testing and rotary chair testing. The participant will learn principles that help distinguish between peripheral and central disorders utilizing differential diagnosis strategies through clinical examination and outcome measures. This course is designed for the clinician who has some experience in treating clients with vestibular deficits in order to more critically analyze and problem solve an in-depth and thorough plan of care.

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Gait & Orthotic Interventions for Individuals with Neurologic Conditions

November 5, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This intermediate level course will apply the participants’ knowledge of normal gait to the analysis of pathological gait in persons with neurological injuries. Also included will be practical information in regards to biomechanics, component selection, prescription rationale, orthotic design, and problem solving. Interventions targeting pathological gait will be reviewed, including orthotic intervention. This information will be conveyed through lecture and video case presentations.

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Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS): Review Course

December 2-3, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The program is designed to prepare participants to sit for the CBIS Certification Exam. It contains a comprehensive overview of brain injury including the functional impact, medical management, impact on the family, and legal/ethical issues encountered with treating this population. The mission of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is to improve the quality of care given to individuals with brain injury through the education and training of those who work in brain injury services. To that end, ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program that establishes best practices for the training of individuals working with this population.

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Cognitive Rehab for Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Dementia: A Functional Approach

January 14, 2023
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Live In-person

If you could use some new therapy ideas, then this fun and active seminar is perfect for your caseload needs. This program presents over 100 functional interventions, strategies and adult appropriate therapy apps for patients needing language and cognitive re-training. From this 6-hour seminar, 2 ½ hours are spent doing direct program development and strategy building. You will have new interventions and strategies to use the next day.

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Pre-Recorded Courses

Advanced Adult Vestibular Rehab: The Continuum of Care. Part 1 Distance Learning: Independent

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

Patients with vestibular dysfunction can be seen in multiple settings across the continuum. This evidence based course utilizes the latest advancements in knowledge and research to integrate a clinician's ability to appropriately diagnose and treat a client with vestibular dysfunction. The topics discussed will include anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system involving peripheral and central lesions and analysis of vestibular function tests including computerized dynamic posturography, caloric testing and rotary chair testing. The participant will learn principles that help distinguish between peripheral and central disorders utilizing differential diagnosis strategies through clinical examination and outcome measures. This course is designed for the clinician who has some experience in treating clients with vestibular deficits in order to more critically analyze and problem solve an in-depth and thorough plan of care.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Spinal Cord Injury Recorded Materials

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

The focus of these classes is to present best practices and practical insights from which OT, PT, and Nursing can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) related to multiple impairments and functional needs.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Spinal Cord Injury Recorded Materials for Speech Language Pathologists

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

The focus of these classes is to present best practices and practical insights from which SLPs can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) related to cognition and respiratory support.

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Comprehensive Pediatric Rehabilitation For the Neurologic Clinician Pre-Recorded Web Based Course

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This set of pre-recorded lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to pediatric diagnoses in the NICU and early developmental stages. They will take into special consideration the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) interventions and understanding motor development. The lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to special consideration with neuropsychological development and behavioral considerations, the unique role of the therapist in the school settings, and an overview of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Texas.

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Ethics and the Use of Social Media

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

This course addresses the issues associated with using social media. It will cover violations, professionalism, and academic cheating, in addition, to corporate compliance.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The prevalence of brain injuries and strokes continue to increase each year. There often are long lasting sequelae from these injuries including physical, cognitive, language, and behavioral deficits. The growth and development of clinical treatment programs will depend on enhancing the skills of clinical staff for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this conference is to provide clinicians with an advanced overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a brain injury or stroke. This conference will facilitate the growth of clinical programs of a comprehensive treatment team, through the advancement of best practice in brain injury rehabilitation. Clinicians will be more effective and efficient practitioners and by integrating, and promoting behaviors that are congruent with those explored in the conference. This conference will be presented via an interactive didactic course format. Discussion and active participation in case presentations, scenarios, and demonstrations related to clinical practice will engage the audience.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease Rehabilitation: Foundations in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Available now through December 31, 2022
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual

The focus of this pre conference course is to provide the foundation from which rehabilitation specialists managing patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients with neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), among others.

Topics will include the nature and disease course of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) and its rehabilitation implications, role of rehabilitation specialists, pathophysiology of different neurodegenerative diseases, neuroscience concepts related to neurodegenerative diseases and clinical decision making framework as they apply to best practice in rehabilitation. In addition, knowledge translation of evidence based practice will be addressed.

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Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Foundational Knowledge Webinar

Internal to Memorial Hermann Employees only: Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
Available through December 31, 2022
Laboratory component to be scheduled post course completion as part of hads on competency training
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual Webinar on Demand

A training and education course for Speech-Language Pathologists without prior knowledge in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) administration to learn use of the procedure, as well as, provide basic training in interpretation and documentation using this assessment method.

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TIRR Memorial Hermann International Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Conference 2023

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International Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery Conference

January 2023

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