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Past Events & CEU Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our Neuro Institute! We’re delighted to offer continuing education opportunities to brain injury professionals throughout the country.

Below you will find a list of Neuro Institute courses along with webinar recordings or presentation materials so you can continue learning whenever it is convenient for you. In the future, we hope you can join us for one of our live webinars, which are offered the last Friday of every month. To learn more or if you want to suggest a topic for our faculty members, email us at institute@sevitahealth.com Please note it could take up 3-4 weeks to receive your certificate after submitting the completed questionnaire and evaluation.

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The History of Open Brain Aneurysm Surgery

Faculty: John P. Weaver MD

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the problem of the intracranial aneurysm as a stroke diagnosis
  • Learn about the innovators who developed our current understanding of intracranial aneurysm anatomy and developed treatment strategies
  • Gain awareness of current innovations and technological advances

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Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory-4

Faculty: La’Darius Belcher, Data Systems Manager, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the differences between the use of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and the MPAI-4.
  • Participants will learn about the Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory – 4.
  • Participants will understand the use of the MPAI-4 items, and how to transition from assessment to treatment.
  • Participants will review some of the recent research of the MPAI-4 regarding reliability, validity, patient groups, program groups, aging, and chronicity effects on outcomes.

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Post-Concussive Syndrome: The Impact on Vision, Perception, Cognition, and Vestibular Functioning

Faculty: Danielle Harris-Nguyen, MA, OTR/L, Pamela Lew, MA, OTR/L, Victoria Yang, MA, CCC-SLP, Cherie Brown, MSPT, NeuroRestorative California

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC) and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Post-Concussive Syndrome symptoms and presentation.
  • Understand how vision, perception, and vestibular functioning are affected after a brain injury.
  • Understand how cognition and communication are impacted after a brain injury.

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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Assist Clients’ with a Traumatic Brain Injury or Neurological Diagnosis

Faculty: Dr. Kelsi Gagne, Occupational Therapist, NeuroRestorative Standish, ME

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the background and benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
• Delineate the spectrum of emotions and name strategies for emotional regulation and intelligence.
• Describe specific and easy to implement CBT and other mindfulness interventions.

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Pain: An Overview of Mechanism and Management in Acquired Brain Injury

Faculty: Michael Cyr, Physical Therapist, NeuroRestorative Sebago, ME.

CEUs: CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC) and ANCC (RN) provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All other participants will receive a general certificate of attendance. *This class does not provide CEU credits for NASW.

Learning Objectives:
• The learner will understand the basic mechanisms of pain.
• The learner will differentiate between types of pain.
• The learner will understand pain’s effect on us and our effect on pain.
• The learner will recall pain management strategies in a brain injured population.

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Case Managing Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty: Michelle McDonagh MA, CBIS | Program Director, NeuroRestorative Blacksburg, VA

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:
• The learner will be able to recognize systems in care for case management in patients with brain injury.
• The learner will be able to understand the disease process of patients with brain injury.
• The learner will be able to distinguish what various treatment modalities there are.

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From Chaos to Calm: Balancing the Frontal Lobes for Societal Participation

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, PhD, National Deputy Director Analytics & Outcomes, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss and describe the frontal lobes and executive functions.
• Understand the impact of the frontal lobes with initiation and inhibition.
• Learn and discuss strategies to assist individuals with initiation and inhibition deficits.
• Describe the importance of medications for frontal lobe impairments in daily living.

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The New Normal-Understanding Individual and Family Dynamics Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Faculty: Deborah Gutteridge, MS, CBIST, Regional Manager of Marketing and Business Development-Central, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC) and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:• Participants will identify the 6 stages of grief and acceptance families experience following TBI
• Participants will be able to describe the 6 stages of grief and acceptance experienced by the survivor with TBI
• Participants will be able to list key factors impacting adjustment, coping, and acceptance for families and survivors
• Participants will be able to describe how “awareness” impacts every level of recovery after TBI

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Rehabilitation Needs and Considerations After Prolonged Critical Care and ICU Stay for Patients With COVID-19

Faculty: Janice Osborne Dowdy, MS/CCC-SLP, CBIS, NeuroRestorative Ashland, KY

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC) and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify deficits associated with extended and complex hospitalization.
  • Participants will be able to identify rehabilitation needs related to deficits.
  • Participants will be able to identify where patients need to receive services along the continuum of care and will be able to provide education for patients and caregivers regarding the process of rehabilitation at each level.

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Generational Diversity: Brain Injury Management Through Understanding Culture

Faculty: Georgette Nkwo, RN, Case Manager, Systemedic

CEUs: This presentation is for CE credit for Case Managers (CCMC), Social Workers (NASW), and Florida RN provides National Nursing Continuing Education Courses Certification. All others will receive a general certificate of attendance. Accepted in every state except New Hampshire, Ohio & Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different generations.
  • How each generation communicates, spends their time and money, and how they engage with their healthcare.
  • Use all the identified characteristics to manage brain injuries for each generation.

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Dealing with Difficult Family Situations

Faculty: Rob McDaniel, MS, RVP NeuroRestorative Arkansas & Karen Miller, RN, BA, CRRN, CCM.

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Please note that this talk is not approved by the NASW.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will become familiar with five basic tenets of communication.
  • Participants will be able to expound on the importance of letting the family tell their story.
  • Participants will identify what key factors need to happen before tough issues can be confronted.

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Ethics in Clinical Practice

Faculty: Frank Lewis, PhD, National Director of Clinical Outcome Services, NeuroRestorative

CEUs:

This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify at least 5 factors that contribute to unethical behavior.
  • Participants will be able to identify the purpose of Stanley Milgram’s landmark study on ethics.
  • Participants will be able to identify the study that lead to the Belmont Report on ethical guidelines for the protection of patients.
  • Participants will be able to identify one positive result of the Willowbrook study on medical practice.
  • Participants will be able to identify three steps in the process to resolve ethical conflicts in clinical practice.

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Personalized Medicine: Pharmacogenomics Testing and Applications in Psychiatric Clinical Practice

Faculty: Alyson Wolz, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS, BC: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NeuroRestorative Illinois (Carbondale)

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define pharmacogenomics and other key terms for basic understanding of genetics and personalized
    medication response.
  • Describe how variations in genes affect individual response to psychiatric medications.
  • Learn to interpret pharmacogenomics testing results and to use that information to guide clinical
    decision-making.

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COVID-19: Neurocognitive & Psychological Effects

Faculty: Gordon Horn, PhD, Neuropsychologist and National Deputy Director of Outcomes, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the Neurological and Neuropsychological effects of COVID-19.
  • Learn and understand the recovery process and complications that may occur.
  • Learn about uncontrolled stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and how this parallels the chronicity of traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases.

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Neurosurgical Perspectives on Stroke

Faculty: John Weaver, M.D., Neurosurgery, Penn State Health, St. Joseph Medical Center

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
  • Give examples of pertinent medical history and genetic associations with stroke
  • Describe how new technologies have influenced the trend for stroke interventions

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Spasticity Evaluation & Management

Faculty: Kenneth Ngo, M.D., Medical Director, NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and recognize the importance of spasticity
  • Become familiar with the different modalities used to treat spasticity
  • Become familiar with the spectrum of treatment options for managing spasticity

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Person Centered Dynamic Risk Manageability

Faculty: John Finn

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to describe each component of Person Centered Dynamic Risk Management, and how they combine to create a system for safely supporting people who demonstrate high risk behaviors.
  • Understand how Person Centered Dynamic Risk Management balances risks and supports in order to provide individuals with the supports, supervision and treatment they need to live a richer life.
  • Integrate the principles of Person Centered Dynamic Risk Management into your individual care environment.

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The Role of Trauma in NeuroRehabilitation Outcomes

Faculty: Pritesh Parbhoo, Psy.D., Clinical Program Director
NeuroRestorative Florida

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least three sources of common trauma and their neurobiological effects on the brain
  • Understand the compounded impact of premorbid trauma in the context of Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation
  • Identify at least three protective factors and interventions

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Emergency Preparedness and Ensuring the Safety of Persons with Brain Injuries

Faculty: Jennifer Doble, Medical Director
NeuroRestorative Florida Clearwater

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Emergency procedures unique to TBI persons’ circumstances to learn resources for accessible emergency service in your community
  • How to educate your TBI patient and their caregivers with daily changes in protocols and recommendations
  • How to develop a plan for each client for preparedness, evacuation, Sheltering in place, or accessing public shelters

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Psychopharmacologic Approaches to Affective Disorders and Executive Dysfunction after Brain Injury

Faculty: Mel B. Glenn, M.D., Medical Director NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe which medications are best for the treatment of depression and anxiety following brain injury.
  • Explain the difference between pseudobulbar affect and emotional lability.
  • Describe which medications are best for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect and emotional lability following brain injury.
  • Describe which medications are best for the treatment of executive disorders following brain injury.
  • Explain the major considerations in the choice of medications for the treatment of aggressive and disruptive behavior following brain injury.

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Aging in the Community with a Brain Injury

Faculty: Sarah Fischer, MS, CRC, CBIS, Program Manager, NeuroRestorative Pennsylvania & Mark Cola, CBIS, CDP, Director of Marketing Development, NeuroRestorative Pennsylvania

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the major barriers when working with the aging population
  • Review and understand the aging process
  • Identify the core components when treatment planning
  • Understand the impact on the already injured brain
  • Know the role of external factors that affect recovery

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Return to School Following TBI

Faculty: Robert McDaniel, MS, Regional Vice President, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate the most frequent short term focuses from family members versus the common long term needs of children with TBI
  • Participants will recognize the differences and similarities between rehabilitation and habilitation for children with TBI
  • Participants will identify common reasons that a child injured at a young age can improve and then regress several years later

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Yoga and Brain Health

Faculty: Ruth Romo, 500 HR RYT, QBIS, Yoga Instructor, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the scientifically proven benefits of yoga for the mind and body
  • Learn about the components of yoga that are emphasized with NeuroRestorative patients
  • Engage in a specific practice of yoga that leverages posture, breath and meditation

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Vision Impairments and Brain Injury

Faculty: Julie Dyken, Vision and Cognitive Specialist, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will become familiar with common vision impairments following injury to the brain.
  • Participants will learn key elements of a vision screen.
  •  Participants will be able to identify key areas of ocular anatomy.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to implement treatment memos to improve vision function in the living environment

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Case Managing Patients with TBI

Faculty: Gordon J. Horn, PhD, Deputy Director National Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

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A Focused Mind: Shaping Attention through Collaborative Programming

Faculty: Jimmy Moody, PT, NCS, CBIST, Rehabilitation Services Manager, NeuroRestorative Texas, and Amelia Miller, Director, Quality Improvement, NeuroRestorative Texas

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will understand the conceptual frameworks involved in attention training from a cognitive-motor perspective.
  • Participants will understand the key differences between the types of attention.
  • Participants will understand the ​assessment and treatment of attention from a cognitive-motor perspective.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to apply concepts into a collaborative approach within your brain injury care programming.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Substance Abuse 101

Faculty:  Aimee Johnson, Counselor, NeuroRestorative

CEUs: This presentation is approved for a General Certificate of Completion only.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the incidence and precedence of TBI.
  • Learn who is most at risk for a substance use issue post TBI.
  • Learn treatment strategies for co-occuring TBI and substance use disorder.

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