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Creative Therapy Ideas: Making Heart to Heart ConnectionsHave you ever encountered a patient, client, student or loved one living with cognitive and/or communication challenges that limit their ability to make meaningful connections with others? Frustration can be high for all people involved; especially for the individual who is struggling. Over the course of many years, the presenter has developed and adapted various creative approaches to therapy. It is hoped that by sharing experiences, accounts and teaching strategies that the listener will be inspired to find ways to facilitate interactions that make a difference.
Lakeview is the established source for continuing education for professionals dedicated to the treatment of people affected by neurological and behavioral challenges. Free CEUs may be earned through visiting our interactive web site and registering for scheduled programs, such as our Third Thursday at Three Series.
An overview of the key differences between geriatrics persons and their younger cohort.
Dr. Wirfs is a board certified internist who has specialized in the care of elders throughout her medical career. She has practiced in diverse settings including nursing homes, hospices, acute hospitals, outpatient offices as well as at Lakeview in the WI Long Term Acute Care setting. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her medical residency at the University of Rochester (New York). Dr. Wirfs has been CME faculty for AMDA (American Medical Directors Association), holds Certified Medical Director status, and is Past President of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Directors. In 2004 she was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
The CDC estimates that nearly 50% of individuals with history of a brain injury have a substance use disorder. Individuals with cognitive impairment are often unsuccessful in substance use treatment programs. This presentation provides the framework and free tools available to help properly identify and refer for treatment individuals with cognitive impairment and highlights challenges faced in typical treatment models along with suggestions for adaptations to meet the needs of the population.
Dr. Nicholas Cioe is the Director of Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement at Lakeview’s New Hampshire program. A graduate of the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) Rehabilitation Counselor Training master’s program and Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration doctoral program, he is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with brain injury rehabilitation experience at the direct care, clinical, management, and director level. Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Cioe is a graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and worked at Brown University doing clinical research in mood and anxiety disorders. He has published several book chapters and articles as well as presented locally and nationally on various aspects of brain injury rehabilitation.
Weaning TBI patients from mechanical ventilation via a multi-disciplinary team approach is a foundation of the Lakeview WI vent program. The five focus areas of assessment, motivation, mobilization, communication, and education will be explained, with an objective to identify evidence-based weaning techniques and improvements in weaning. Topics include cognitive interventions, therapeutic modalities, protocols, appropriate pharmacology, and current technology. Emphasis will be on positive reinforcement strategies for patients with brain injury with the goal of medical stabilization, rehabilitation, and discharge planning to a “home”
Robin Rushings is the VP of Medical Operations and Development, Facility Administrator for Lakeview Specialty Hospital. Ms. Rushing has 20 years of hospital experience, entering the field as a licensed Respiratory Therapist. She has been instrumental in developing Lakeview’s medical operations including home health services, ventilator programs, intermediate care unit, lab services, dialysis, bronchoscopy, endoscopy and critical care paramedic services. Previously she served as Director of Business Development and later as Chief Executive Officer for three LTACs and as Administrative Director for Kaiser Rehabilitation Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Rushing is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab
This presentation will cover pediatric incident rates, how the developing brain responds differently from a mature brain with respect to emerging challenges, assessment procedures and treatment. We will highlight the use of applied behavior analysis and functional assessment as an efficient strategy for developing treatments likely to be effective. Evidence based decision making using single subject designs will also be used to illustrated treatment effectiveness.
Michael Mozzoni is the Director of Behavioral Services and Training for Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in New Hampshire. Michael is a board certified behavior analyst and a certified brain injury specialist clinical trainer. Michael received his Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University and his Masters of Arts in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University.
Have you ever encountered a patient, client, student or loved one living with cognitive and/or communication challenges that limit their ability to make meaningful connections with others? Frustration can be high for all people involved; especially for the individual who is struggling. Over the course of many years, the presenter has developed and adapted various creative approaches to therapy. It is hoped that by sharing experiences, accounts and teaching strategies that the listener will be inspired to find ways to facilitate interactions that make a difference.