Translational Neurorehabilitation Outcomes: Research Trends and Person-Centered Care

June 11, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Overview

Trauma care and acute care have significantly improved the survival of and reduced disability in individuals who have sustained moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, post-hospital care has been less well defined or validated as an intervention for this population. This webinar addresses research which supports the neurological continuum of care from the neurological intensive care unit through post-hospital care to return home.

Current research substantiates that post-hospital care leads to positive results and ultimately decreases disability in individuals with extensive injury. Statistical analyses such as the Rasch statistical technique have the potential for determining the level of rehabilitation intervention. This technique reveals that Instrumental Activities of Daily Living tend to be the most difficult skills to rehabilitate and those to change last in the skill acquisition continuum. This analysis provides a method to facilitate person-centered care outcomes. For those with fewer resources, this model can be adapted to person-centered therapy in the home.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how current research trends in post-hospital rehabilitation impact health care decisions
  • Discuss outcomes prediction, measuring and monitoring, and cost utilization
  • Incorporate the application of the facility-based model to the home and community level for the individual with limited resources

Presenter

Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D.
National Director of Clinical Outcome Services NeuroRestorative Orlando, Florida

Moderator

Maj. Pamela DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit will be available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG) at http://dcoe.cds.pesgce.com following the event. Registering with PESG for continuing education credit is in addition to general event registration.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

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