Lakeview’s Dr. Michael Mozzoni Presenting on Evidence-Based Practice at ACRM in Vancouver

Lakeview’s Dr. Michael Mozzoni will be presenting with James F . Malec, PhD, Jacob Kean, PhD; Joseph T. Giacino, PhD and Bonnie Schaude, MA, at the American Congress of rehabilitation Medicine’s annual conference 10/10-10/13/2012 in Vancouver, Canada.  This presentation, ‘Behavioral Measuring and Monitoring to Improve Patient Outcomes: An Evidence-Based Meta-Practice’,  address the importance of basing clinical practice on established scientific findings.  In this era of evidence-based practice (EBP), numerous studies with a variety of patient populations have confirmed the benefits of objective monitoring/self-monitoring (MSM) of patient status using reliable and valid measurement methods.  MSM is an intervention that improves patient status both directly through timely and strategic changes in the treatment plan and indirectly through supporting nonspecific factors, such as, therapeutic alliance.  Potentially applied across a variety of patient populations and problems, MSM constitutes an EBP meta-practice.  The beneficial applications of specific methods for MSM will be described, discussed and illustrated through case examples across the continuum of care and recovery after brain injury.  Dr. Giacino will describe cognitive and behavioral assessment methods to monitor recovery of consciousness and appropriately adjust treatment for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness after brain injury.  Dr. Mozzoni will detail applied behavior analysis of the stimulus-response-consequence sequences for reducing severe behavior disturbance following brain injury.  Ms. Schaude and Dr. Malec will describe the use of Goal Attainment Scaling to assist patients in post-hospital rehabilitation programs to improve their capacity to set realistic goals for community re-integration and make progress towards these goals. Dr. Kean will present methods and technologies to assist individuals in monitoring and managing persistent symptoms, problems, and risk factors in the long term after brain injury.  Workshop participants will learn specific methods described as well as underlying principles that may be applied to a variety of patient populations and problems.   For more information please visit www.acrm.org.

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