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Lymphedema Certification Course

Thurs Sep 28th-Sun Oct 1st, 2017 • Fargo, ND, • North Dakota State College of Science

Audience: PT/PTA, OT/COTA

Course Approval #: 0047
Category 1 CE Hours Awarded from the MN Board of PT: 28.5
CE Hours for ND Residents: Number of hours awarded for this course to be determined. FSBPT (Pro-Cert) Certification pending.

Thurs 9/28 – 3:30p-8p
Fri 9/29 – 12p-9p
Sat 9/30 – 7:30a-6p
Sun 10/1 – 7:30a-6p

Speaker: Ann Elise Kryszak, OTR, CLT, is a treating therapist and educator specializing in advanced practices in Lymphedema Management. She has been a practicing therapist for 37 years and a Lymphedema Specialist for 19 years.

Course Description:
This comprehensive certification course is designed to teach therapists the most current management techniques to effectively treat Lymphedema. Participants will leave this course with a certificate of Comprehensive Lymphedema Management Therapy (CLT) and techniques needed to immediately begin managing patients with Lymphedema. Effective assessment and treatment approaches will be thoroughly discussed and practiced in the laboratory experience. You will gain information pertaining to the necessary manual techniques from Comprehensive Lymphedema Management for American Health Care required to appropriately design a therapeutic treatment approach and self-care program. To see a full list of the specific objectives for the course as well as additional information, follow this link.

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Cognitive Perfomance Test (CPT) 2013 Manual and Practice Model

Sat Oct 14th, 2017• Rochester, MN • Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center (RRLC)

Audience: OTs & COTAs

Course Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours: 4

Speaker: Theressa Burns, OTR, is the Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist at the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). She is the developer of the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT), an evidence-based assessment of functional cognition. Ms. Burns has 29 years experience in dementia, psychiatric care and research and has worked with individuals from early to late stage disability. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences and published in books and peer reviewed journals since 1990.

Course Description:
This course presents the neurocognitive base of the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) and its updated practice model. It includes its use in functional diagnosis, and in predicting capacity for IADL/ADL, independent living, and safety. New research that differentiates CPT levels from Allen levels will be presented including outcome studies in Driving and differential diagnosis for Mild Neurocognitive Disorder versus Dementia. Participants will receive a CPT 2013 manual and practice selected subtasks including Medbox with video case examples and role play. Participants will be able to discuss CPT evaluation in their clinics and practice applications for their clients with respect to diagnosis and prognosis. To see the specific objectives for the course as well as an agenda breakdown, click here for the Eventbrite page.

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Health Behavior Coaching Skills – Motivational Interviewing

Sat Nov 4th, 2017• Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park

Audience: PT/OT/SLP

Course Approval #: 0297

Category 1 CE Hours Awarded from the MN Board of PT: 3.75

Speaker: MarySue Ingman, PT, DSc, CHWC

Course Description:
Rehabilitation Professionals are uniquely qualified and positioned within the health care system to assess, address and monitor lifestyle behaviors in their patients/clients. They provide a dynamic link between health care and health because of their skill in creating a plan of care that addresses the patient/client’s functional limitations and is supplemented by their ability to provide a holistic and personalized plan focused on the modification of lifestyle behaviors.While rehab professionals have the knowledge and skills to support patients/clients to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, they are not consistently capitalizing on the opportunities afforded to them in their daily clinical practices. Some of the barriers cited as to why there is a discrepancy between what they are capable of doing and what they are actually doing include low self-efficacy in how to advise/coach patients on behavior modification and having low outcome expectations that the behavior changes made by their patients/clients will persist. The improvement and practice of counseling skills in health behavior change and lifestyle coaching is paramount to successful adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors in their patients/clients. For additional course information, an agenda, and speaker bio click here.

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Expanding Horizons: Use of Tilt Wheelchairs to Increase Participation & Support Physical Function
“This course offered in collaboration with Rehab Concepts, Inc.”

Wed Nov 15th, 2017 • 4:30p-8p • Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park

Audience: OT/COTA

CE Hours: TBD

Speaker: Please check back soon for this information

General Overview:
This seminar is aimed to increase participants’ understanding of the physical and functional benefits of tilt in space wheelchair technology, and its role in improving the user’s quality of life and independence. Participants will develop a strong knowledge of these benefits within the domains of the person, their occupations, and the environment. Revolutionary new technologies to optimize the lives of users will be discussed. Attendees will participate in hands-on learning experiences to improve their knowledge of tilt in space wheelchairs and their features available on the market today. To see additional details click here.

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Exercise Based Interventions for Dysphagia and Dysarthia

Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 • Bloomington, MN • Southtown Office Park

Audience: SLPs

Contact Hours: 6

Speaker: Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP

Course Description:
This full-day course will consider in detail the exercise-based treatments available to SLPs. Included in the discussion will be assessment to determine candidacy for exercise, a review of principles guiding exercise programs (e.g., intensity, dosage, combining treatments, on-going assessment), considerations of how setting and acuity influence decision-making about exercise-based interventions, descriptions of exercise programs organized by subsystem (respiratory, laryngeal, velopharyngeal, lingual, orofacial) and a review of evidence supporting exercise-based interventions for dysarthria and dysphagia for various patient populations. For an agenda breakdown and detailed speaker information follow this link to the full event page.

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