Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians


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Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians – Course Description:

Dementia is an ever-present condition that is only growing in its prevalence. Despite this, it can remain a intimidating condition for clinicians, fraught with emotional and communication challenges.  This class will empower you with the tools and skills to ensure your therapeutic interventions are effective, thoughtful, and grounded in all the best, most recent evidence!

After taking this course- you will have:

? Deepened your understanding of dementia and the clinician’s role

? Equip clinicians with resources for effective practice & advocacy for PWD

? Familiarize with psychological principles of safety to optimize regulation & trust

?  Explore a unique POC design, including the “habilitative hierarchy”

? Enable therapists to effectively counsel & educate on stage-specific recommendations

? Make dignity and highest ability to function accessible for PWD

? Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!

 

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define the symptoms and outward manifestations of a variety of dementias
  • Contrast temporary and permanent dementias and describe realistic expectations for each condition
  • Discuss behavioral observation with level of functional cognition to specify each stage of cognitive deterioration associated with dementia
  • Describe neurophysiological changes commonly observed in early- to advanced-stage dementia and select a corresponding therapeutic approach for each stage
  • Identify biological, social, & environmental barriers that impact the PWD’s best ability to function

COURSE SCHEDULE

Section 1 (45 minutes):

Introduction to dementia 

Paradigm shifts in dementia care 

Section 2 (60 minutes):

Temporary vs. true dementia; Lab: Types of dementia

BREAK – 15 minutes

Section 3 (75 minutes):

The brain; Lab: Neuroanatomy

Learning and memory

Habilitative hierarchy

LUNCH – 45 minutes

Section 4 (90 minutes):

7 phases of dementia care:  Phases 1- 4

BREAK – 15 minutes

Section 5 (120 minutes):

7 phases of dementia:  Phases 5 – 7

Refusals

Ethical considerations + contacts

Conclusion (30 minutes)

Review of the course outline

Key Takeaways; References

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • ARC Seminars is run by a group of practicing clinicians- so we have been where you are! This brain injury course is taught by an SLP experienced and working in this field everyday.
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation settings.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to specially developed tools and resources related to the brain injury course content, and ongoing support and guidance!

Meet your presenter, Dylan!

Dylan Thorp, M.S., CCC/SLP, CDP, CBIS has been an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist since 2019. Dylan completed her academic coursework at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina and possesses both degrees in psychology and speech-language pathology. She is currently a traveling SLP, and enjoys experiencing the country, as well as sharpening her skill set in a variety of different clinical settings. Dylan has a deep passion for working with persons with dementia and has had the privilege of working with people in various stages of dementia in many different settings.  Dylan also has a passion for educating clinicians about dementia, which led her to develop this master class.  We are so happy to have her part of the ARC family!

If you have any questions for Dylan, please contact her directly at info@arcseminars.net; FAO- Dylan Thorp.

Disclosures: Financial- Dylan is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Dylan has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Client and Student Testimonials

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ

Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF

Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH

Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

Dementia: A Masterclass for Clinicians – Course Follow Up/Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Join the ‘ARC Seminars Group‘ on Facebook to connect with like minded therapists and nurses, troubleshoot ideas, and discuss clinical situations!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner to understand and provide appropriate behavioral interventions to those post Acquired Brain Injury.

Financial- Dylan Thorp is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Dylan Thorp has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory content. Instructional method is self-directed/virtual online study; with interactive and post course live presenter follow up.

 

dementia course ASHA

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved for 0.7 ASHA CEUs, Introductory level.


 

dementia course AOTA

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.7 AOTA CEUs, approval #0004599, (7.0 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other state boards of physical therapy will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.


 

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Delaware Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Dementia: A Masterclass for clinicians – Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete over 90% of video tutorials
  • Complete post-course competency evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury


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Update Your Care Plan- Acquired Brain Injury Course Description:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) affects millions of people every year- through traumatic injury, stroke, metabolic disease, and more. ABI can lead to many complications, of which one of the most challenging is distressed and agitated behavior. This 3.5 hour masterclass delves into deep understanding of ABI and the role of supporting distressed behavior for best outcomes.

After taking this course- you will:

? Feel more confident in your communication with people post ABI

? Understand how behavior and communication are linked and can be supported

? Have the tools to foster a supportive and successful plan of care with your caseload!

 

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify what constitutes an acquired brain injury (ABI) and recognize each type.
  • Analyze behavior as it relates to ABI.
  • Explain assessment tools utilized to identify behaviors in ABI.
  • Summarize the need for behavioral support & planning with ABI in order to maximize functional outcomes.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury and Behavior

Method of instruction: This course will be provided live course (in person and virtual) as well as a pre-recorded webinar.

Total Time: 4 hours (content + breaks)

Length of Course: 3.5 hours; 30 minutes total break time
Time Ordered Agenda:
5:00 – 6:15pm: Intro; Objectives; Definition of ABl; Types of ABI; Statistics
(75 minutes)
6:15 – 6:30pm: Break
(15 minutes)
6:30 – 7:30pm: Assessment of ABI; Identifying and defining behavior; Assessment tools
(60 minutes)
7:30 – 7:45pm: Break
(15 minutes)
7:45 – 9:00pm: Supporting distressed behavior; Behavior Rounds; Conclusion
(75 minutes)

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • ARC Seminars is run by a group of practicing clinicians- so we have been where you are! This brain injury course is taught by an SLP experienced and working in this field everyday.
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation settings.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to specially developed tools and resources related to the brain injury course content, and ongoing support and guidance!

Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!

Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years.  For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury.  Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury.  Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury.  When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Sydney.  On being part of ARC Seminars:  “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.

If you have any questions for Allison, please contact her directly at allison@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Allison is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Allison has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

Client and Student Testimonials

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ

Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF

Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH

Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

Update Your Care Plan: Acquired Brain Injury Course Follow Up/Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Join the ‘Certified Brain Injury Specialists Group‘ on Facebook to connect with like minded therapists and nurses, troubleshoot ideas, and discuss clinical situations!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner to understand and provide appropriate behavioral interventions to those post Acquired Brain Injury.

Financial- Allison Frederick is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Allison has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content. Instructional method is live and in-person; through a combination of presentation, discussion/case studies; demonstration and live practice.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.


Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, approval #0002025, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other state boards of physical therapy will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; the Delaware Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Acquired Brain Injury Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete over 90% of video tutorials
  • Complete post-course competency evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Update your Care Plan: Diabetes


 

 

Description: Update your Care Plan- Diabetes

Diabetes is often a ‘complicating factor’ for patients undergoing rehab. And, though it is often a condition that, as therapists and nurses, we think we know enough about- but are we really providing the best, updated care to our patients who have Diabetes?

That’s where ‘Update your Care Plan- Diabetes’ comes in!  This 3.5 Contact hour/0.35 CEU course provides you with:

  • The most up to date research and breakthroughs on the topic of Diabetes
  • The complications that a therapist/nurse should be aware of
  • Focused, disease-specific goal-setting
  • Interventions promoting health and functional outcomes
  • Client-based labs and case studies

This information is not a typical, dry lecture- instead, it has been adapted to include interactive labs, practical techniques, immediately applicable skills, and expert-developed clinic tools that you can use to provide to your patients and caregivers!

Handouts & Resources included in the course:

  • Diabetes Vision Assessment
  • Low Vision Tip Sheet
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Diabetic Foot
  • ABI Cheat Sheet

These clinic-tested, copyrighted tools ensure you will be able to put the education and skills you learn into IMMEDIATE practical use!

Schedule: Update your Care Plan- Diabetes

The schedule for the training is the same for live (in-person/virtual attendees), and pre-recorded webinar attendees.

Course Schedule

0:00 – 0:23 Introduction; Who does Diabetes affect?

0:23 – 0:51: Types of Diabetes; Risk Factors

0:51 – 2:15: Complications of Diabetes: Vascular, Visual, Neurological, Wound Care

2:15 – 3:00: How to update your care plan: Case Study/Goal-setting/Tools & Resources

Post-course Evaluation

 

Course Objectives- Update your Care Plan: Diabetes

  • Identify types and subtypes of diabetes and their subsequent risk factors
  • Analyze complications of diabetes and how they impact clinical practice
  • Discuss strategies to educate families/caregivers about prevention of complications based on risk factors
  • Demonstrate ability to perform comprehensive assessments related to diabetes complications

Who should attend?

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of hospital-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to Diabetes Management tools, cheat sheets, handouts, and assessments to help carry over your new skills into practice!

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Identify types and subtypes of diabetes and their subsequent risk factors
  • Analyze complications of diabetes and how they impact clinical practice
  • Teach families and caregivers strategies for prevention of complications based on risk factors present
  • Demonstrate ability to perform comprehensive assessments related to diabetes complications

Meet your presenter!

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in.  The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab.  She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013.  Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.

 

Disclosures: Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Ruth has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

 

 

Client and Student Testimonials

All of the clinical presenters at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results.  We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Want to use this education to set up an in-house program?  You also have the option to engage the clinical consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate the new initiative with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Ruth has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course has been approved for 0.35 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content.

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content; approval #0002673, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete at least 91% of video and course material
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete and pass the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Life with Dysphagia: Knocking down social & ethical barriers


 

 

Description:

Living with dysphagia has a massive personal and social impact, both on individuals and their caregivers. However, the social impact and ethical aspects of dysphagia management are rarely discussed, and can lead to many dilemmas for clinicians. In this 3 hour course, the impact on personal and social eating behaviors are examined, and interventions to lessen the impact are outlined. Approaches to care, caregiver burden, condition-specific treatments, case studies, and ethical dilemmas are discussed here with a lively and experienced presenter!

Handouts included in the course:

  • A Caregiver Grocery Guide;
  • Appealing Descriptions for Modified Textures;
  • ‘Say This, not That!’ series for educating staff and caregivers;
  • and an exclusive Assessment, ‘Eating Behavior Case History’

These clinic-tested, copyrighted tools ensure you will be able to put the education and skills you learn into IMMEDIATE practical use!

Schedule: Life with Dysphagia: Knocking down social & ethical barriers

The schedule for the training is the same for live (in-person/virtual attendees).

Course Schedule

0:00:00 – 0:00:40: Introduction

0:00:40 – 0:42:00: Eating Behavior

0:42:00 – 1:33:00: Impact of Dysphagia

1:33:00 – 2:31:00: Applications and Interventions

2:31:00 – 3:00:00: Ethical Principles and Application

Post-course Evaluation

 

Course Objectives: Life with Dysphagia: Knocking down social & ethical barriers

  • Identify eating behavior and lifestyle changes influenced by swallowing disorders
  • Define the personal and social impact of dysphagia on individuals and caregivers
  • Apply learned information to case studies and generate interventions for dilemmas encountered
  • Illustrate resources to decrease caregiver burden and improve quality of life
  • Explain the ethical principles faced by the medical community during dysphagia management dilemmas

Who should attend?

  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Speech and Language Pathology Graduate Students
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Dieticians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of hospital-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to Dysphagia Management tools, cheat sheets, handouts, and assessments to help carry over your new skills into practice!

What will you learn?

By the completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Recognize the personal and social impact of dysphagia on individuals and caregivers
  • Identify eating behavior and lifestyle changes influenced by dysphagia
  • Explain the ethical principles faced by the medical community in regard to dysphagia management

Meet your presenter, Amanda Santarlas!

Amanda Santarlas, M.B.A., M.S., CCC/SLP, BCS-S has worked in various acute hospital, acute rehab, subacute, outpatient, and private practice sites over the last 16 years.  She has maintained the Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders for the last 8 years.  Amanda is a lifelong learner and has received the Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association over the last 6 consecutive triennial intervals.   She loves to pass on that knowledge to others to maximize patient rehabilitation success by improving quality care.  When she isn’t learning, teaching, or providing therapy, Amanda relishes in travel to new locations, trying different cuisines, taking time for Pilates, and cuddles with her dog, Churro.  “I am honored to be one of ARC’s presenters.  It is exciting to be part of a group with unique courses and practical education.” If you need to contact Amanda, reach out to her at info@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Amanda is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. She is an author for education at CIAO Seminars and an instructor/Clinic Director at La Salle University. Amanda owns and operates Santarlas Consulting, LLC. Non-financial- Amanda has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

 

 

 

Client and Student Testimonials

All of the clinical presenters at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results.  We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Want to use this education to set up an in-house program?  You also have the option to engage the clinical consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate the new initiative with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Amanda is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. She is an author for education at CIAO Seminars and an instructor/Clinic Director at La Salle University. Amanda owns and operates Santarlas Consulting, LLC.

Non-financial- Amanda has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA CEUs, Intermediate Level Content; approval #0002461, (3.5 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Occupational Therapy Process and Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

Physical Therapists:  ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education, and has been recognized by the APTA Kentucky as an approved provider of continuing education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Complete at least 91% of video and course material
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete and pass the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

In-patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!


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In-Patient Stroke Rehabilitation: 14 Strategies to Get your Patient Home!

Description:

This course is guaranteed to make you feel empowered with new, exciting and proven techniques and strategies to treat people who have sustained a stroke, in the in-patient setting! Throughout this course, which focuses on real-life patients and the impairments and complications that they have secondary to a CVA, we focus on the most common issues that clinicians face, and how to manage it.

Complications such as: pusher syndrome, drop foot, hemi-neglect, shoulder pain, and problem-solving/safety issues, are among the common CVA after-effects that are dealt with in this course. Special populations, such as: the younger patient; the medically complex patient; the low-level patient- and so on, are also discussed with a simple, session-by-session outline. This is designed to give every clinician a clinical pathway of how to proceed in the realm of stroke rehabilitation.

This course also comes with actionable, practical tools and cheat sheets that you can use to immediately put your new skills into practice.

You can significantly improve your clinical skills, and upskill your practice working with those post CVA, with this fantastic educational seminar. Taught by an expert Physical Therapist with extensive stroke rehabilitation experience, and filled with engaging labs where you will implement your learning. This course has been specifically designed for the issues that inpatient clinicians face, though the education can be generalized to any setting.

In-Patient Stroke Rehab: 14 Strategies to get your patient home: Schedule

The schedule for the training is the same for live in-person and virtual attendees.

7:45–  Sign in
8:00– Introduction and Stroke Demographics, Anatomy Review (45 minutes)
8:45- Facilitation lab, Stroke specific impairments (60 minutes)
9:45 Break (15 minutes)
10:00– Stroke specific impairments and limitations with videos and interventions (60 minutes)
11:00– Evidence based interventions (60 minutes)
12:00- Lunch (30 minutes)
12:30– NDT lab (60 minutes)
1:30–  Other conventional and non-conventional interventions (60 minutes)
2:30- Break (15 minutes)
2:45– Special Considerations (60 minutes)
3:45- Conclusion (15 minutes)
4:00- Questions

TOTAL: 7 Continuing Education Hours

Course Objectives:  Inpatient Stroke Rehab:  14 Strategies To Get Your Patient Home

  • Review basic anatomy of the brain and apply this understanding to the mechanics of a stroke in order to identify functional impairments
  • Evaluate common impairments and functional limitations that may occur post-CVA
  • Establish treatment interventions for 14 common complications that may occur post-CVA
  • Review the current evidence for stroke rehabilitation interventions
  • Discuss non evidence-based interventions for stroke rehabilitation
  • Apply learned techniques in hands-on labs
  • Apply learning to the specific needs of special populations through case studies

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • Pre and post-reading: In order to limit the amount of time spent on didactic teaching, ARC Seminars will provide you with a thorough pre-reading list prior to participation in the course. We will also follow up with you You can then get the most out of the course by engaging in hands on techniques and by asking us specific, case based problems to solve!
  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of inpatient-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own stroke rehabilitation program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!

Meet your presenter, Vanessa Johnson!

Vanessa Johnson PT, DPT, CBIS, MBA, C/NDT graduated with her doctorate in Physical Therapy with an elective track in rehabilitation in 2011. Vanessa has worked in inpatient rehabilitation and subacute/long term care since graduating PT school. Inpatient rehab is where Vanessa found her passion for working with patients with neurological disorders, and she has focused on furthering her skills in stroke rehabilitation. Vanessa earned her Certified Brain Injury Specialist in 2015 and her Masters in Business Administration in 2018. Most recently Vanessa earned the designation of C/NDT through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Vanessa has a passion for education and takes every opportunity available to learn a new skill, attend a new course, or go to a national conference. When she isn’t taking classes and furthering her education Vanessa loves to spend time with her young daughter, play with her three fur babies, and travel.

Disclosures: Financial- Vanessa is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Vanessa has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Rehab Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses

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Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

You also have the option to engage the Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Professional Clinical Consultants from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate your program with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Vanessa Johnson is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Vanessa has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory/intemediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs. 

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #000087. This course is offered for 0.7 AOTA Credits, approval #0002351.

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

‘Settled and Secure’: Managing “Challenging” Behaviors associated with Dementia


‘Settled and Secure’: Management of “Challenging” Behavior associated with Dementia

The care of people with dementia can be an intimidating field for many clinicians and clinical assistants. ‘Challenging’ dementia behavior can be one of the most difficult areas to deal with, especially in a busy clinical environment. This 1.5-hour seminar provides the learner with very simple techniques and skills that will help them engage their clients, build rapport and fundamentally change the way you work with your clients, without requiring any equipment. Cheat sheets, resources, and care tools are also supplied with this course, and follow up support and exclusive online groups are included to keep your skills alive!

What will you learn?
  • Understand what dementia is, variants, and what to expect
  • Define our mission when working with this population
  • Define our role and the part we can play with these clients
  • Discuss communication and behavior in dementia care
  • Discuss interventions and what we can do to target challenging behaviors and facilitate a more content patient
  • Apply the learning to case studies and to the environment around us

‘Settled and Secure’- Addressing “challenging” behaviors in dementia: Schedule

0:00:00- 0:10:00 – Introduction: Learning goals, outcomes of the class

0:10:00 – 0:25:00 – Dementia: what is it and what can I expect to see?

0:25:00 – 0:35:00 – Our Mission in working with these clients

0:35:00 -0:50:00 – Communication and Behavior

0:50:00 – 1:10:00 – Interventions- targeting challenging behaviors

1:10:00 – 1:30:00- Applying our learning: Case Studies, examples from real life, and using these skills in the environment around us

Course Objectives:

  • Review the diagnosis of dementia, its variants, and what to expect
  • Define our mission when working with this population
  • Define our role and the part we can play with these clients
  • Discuss communication and behavior in dementia care
  • Discuss interventions and what we can do to target challenging behaviors and facilitate a more content patient
  • Review through use of case study how information may be applicable to all settings

What makes this course different?

Dementia affects 1 in 3 people over 65; 2 in 3 people over 85. 5.3 million Americans are currently affected by this condition, and by 2050, 14-16 million will be affected. In sub-acute nursing facilities, 60-85% of residents have Alzheimer’s dementia. Therefore it is incredibly important that we are able to communicate effectively, and make people with dementia feel settled and secure. In this course, we focus on challenging behavior in dementia, techniques and skills that caregivers can build to help communicate with their clients. We examine language used, conversational tricks and strategies, and the relationship between behavior and communication. By the end of this course, we want you to have changed the way you relate to persons with dementia for a much more effective approach!

Case Studies, handy cheat sheets, and an online support system are part of what we provide to ensure that the skills learned in this seminar are carried over to real life.

This 1 hour online seminar focuses on applicable, easy-to-implement techniques that will improve your communication with your patients, and reduce challenging behaviors, as well as improve your ability to deal with ‘challenging’ dementia behavior, when it occurs. This information is adapted to be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

Meet your presenter!

Eimile Cahalan, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS: Eimile is an occupational therapist with eleven years experience in the field. Eimile graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway in 2010 and has been working in rehabilitation since. She has worked as an in-home dementia caregiver and in a long-term dementia unit in a nursing facility, and the area of dementia care has always been an extremely rewarding and interesting pursuit. Eimile’s field of interest particularly lies in edema management, health awareness and prevention of disease, and neurological rehabilitation. She has been passionate about educating therapists and other clinicians, as well as patients, in the management of chronic edema. Eimile also loves expanding her knowledge through all forms of book, podcast, and documentary; running in as many races as she can possibly sign up for; playing with her kids; travelling back to Ireland; and her ultimate goal is hosting rehab-based podcast!  “I love being one of ARC’s presenters. Advocating for patients and health awareness is one of the best things a therapist can be involved in”

Disclosures: Financial- Emily is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Emily has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

    • Physical Therapists
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Nurses
    • Rehab Nursing Technicians
    • Non-clinical personnel who interact with those with dementia
    • Caregivers

Testimonials and Photographs: ‘Challenging’ Behavior in Dementia

What an impressive webinar! This education is not just applicable to the health care worker, but every person that encounters someone with dementia in their life. I have learned techniques that seemed so simple. I would never have imagined them on my own. I will use these techniques not just as a nurse, but with some of my own family with dementia. Emily is a wonderful educator. There was so much information packed into the hour of training, yet it never felt overwhelming. – Vanessa, LPN

I LOVE this course. I think every grad student I get should take it! The examples are great and I love your voice! –Laura, MS/CCC-CLP

Follow Up and Online Support: ‘Challenging’ Behavior in Dementia

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in your clinical life, and treating ‘challenging’ dementia behavior. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation or seminar, or to seek support and assistance!

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Emily is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Emily has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

 

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, APP #000087.

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 1.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

 

Update your Care Plan: Heart Failure


Update your Care Plan: Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure is an intimidating and devastating condition, for patients and caregivers alike. Rehabilitation for those with Heart Failure is under-represented, and often part of a ‘cardiac rehab’ protocol- though the needs of those with HF can be very different.

This seminar provides an overview of Congestive Heart Failure, updated evidence and treatment pathways, and information that therapists and nurses working with patients will find practical and usable. CHF affects 23 million people worldwide, and over 6 million people in the US alone. Increasingly, people with CHF are receiving post-acute care in rehabilitation hospitals and at home, and the clinicians caring for them need up-to-date and effective information to provide the best care possible.

Presented by a physical therapist with years of experience in in-patient rehab (acute and sub-acute) and home-care, this course discusses common fears and misconceptions, debunks myths related to treatment, and provides the participant with education to make informed decisions about the plan of care they design.  Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.

We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

Update your Care Plan: Heart Failure

Schedule

0:00:00- 0:10:00 – Introduction: Learning goals, outcomes of the class

0:10:00 – 0:35:00 – Mythbusters and Evidence Overview

0:35:00 – 0:55:00 – What is Heart Failure?

0:55:00 -1:15:00 – Treatments and Guidelines

1:15:00 – 1:40:00 – Clinical Pathways

1:40:00 – 1:55:00- Community Resources

1:55:00 – 2:00:00- Conclusion and Looking ahead

Course Objectives:

  • Differentiate the different types of heart failure, and how to identify them in clinical practice.
  • Distinguish how to proceed with treatment based on the New York Heart Association Functional Classification scale.
  • Identify co-morbidities that are highly correlated with heart failure and their implications on clinical practice.
  • Review a comprehensive review of the literature related to clinical pathways and treatment of heart failure.
  • List resources for patients and caregivers, to identify risk factors and warning signs associated with heart failure.
  • Review an individualized treatment plan based on history and assessment findings presented in case studies.
  • Identify continued care and community support, and their role in heart failure rehab.

What makes Update your care plan: Heart Failure different?

As a clinician working with patients who have a variety of conditions, including heart failure, you need practical and effective skills and information to bring to this population. This is a short, powerful online webinar- you will leave with a good working knowledge of CHF, how to upgrade your plan of care, and be armed with tools and resources that you will be able to implement immediately.

An exclusive and copyrighted manual, resources, and cheat sheets are included with course admission; and will ensure that the information you learn can be translated back into practice the very next day.

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. An online support group that you will access after attending an ARC Seminar will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. ARC Consultants can also be reached for personal guidance and to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenter!

Ruth Polillo, MSPT, CBIS: Ruth graduated with a Master of Science in Physical therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005, and has gained experience in every setting a therapist can work in.  The majority of her career has been spent in acute inpatient rehab where she was able to find her passion for brain injury and neurological rehab as well as developing a special interest in Vestibular rehab.  She has also worked in home-care and sub-acute care and is currently Therapy Director at a Sub-acute care facility in Pennsylvania. She received the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist from the American Brain Injury Association in 2013.  Ruth has been directly involved in initiation and development of specialized programs as both a staff therapist and in leadership roles.

Disclosures: Financial- Ruth is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Ruth has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Caregivers
  • Nursing Aides/Techs

Testimonials/Photographs

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

 

Relevant Disclosures:

Financial- Ruth is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Ruth has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

 

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, APP #000087. This course is offered for 0.2 AOTA CEUs.

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 2.0 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

Certified Brain Injury Specialization (CBIS) Training


   

 

**Course is available as a Virtual, Live Event!

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training (CBIS)

Description:

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) offers a national certification (CBIS) program through its Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). This two-day training is the official course designed to prepare participants to sit for the Certification Exam and join more than 7,000 Certified Brain Injury Specialists worldwide.

To obtain certification, candidates must complete the required work experience/training and pass an examination. Please see completion requirements below for details.

Why take this course?

Brain injury-serving organizations value hiring and training CBIS certified staff, because it allows them to work with and promote clinicians who understand the unique needs of persons recovering from brain injury and staying abreast of current resources in the field.

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Course: Schedule

The schedule for the training is the same for live (in-person/virtual attendees).

Day 1 – Training 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST, unless otherwise specified)

  • 8:00 – 8:30: Welcome – Planning and Parking Lot
  • 8:30 – 10:00: Introduction, Overview and Etiology
  • 10:00 – 10:15: Break
  • 10:15 – 11:45: Neuroanatomy and Neuroplasticity
  • 11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45- 2:45: Neurocognitive Issues
  • 2:45 – 3:00: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:15: Psychosocial Issues
  • 4:15 – 5:00: Outcomes

Day 2 – Training 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • 8:00 – 8:15: Welcome and Questions from Day 1
  • 8:15 – 10:45: Medical & Physical Issues
  • 10:45 – 11:00: Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Rehab Philosophy & Cultural Competency
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:15: Special Populations
  • 2:15 – 2:30: Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Care Management & Legal Issues

Exam: can be scheduled at a time convenient to you!

Course Objectives:

  • Describe methods  utilized for diagnostic imaging with acquired brain injury
  • Describe and define the medical, physical, cognitive, neurobehavioral, and psychosocial consequences of acquired brain injury
  • Describe the effects of acquired brain injury on special populations including: pediatrics, adolescents, aging, and military populations
  • Describe and define concussion/mTBI
  • Describe and define disorders of consciousness
  • Describe rehabilitation philosophy as it pertains to acquired brain injury
  • Describe common outcome measurements related to acquired brain injury
  • Describe and define care management as it pertains to acquired brain injury
  • Define and describe family, cultural, gender, and sexuality issues related to acquired brain injury
  • Define and describe the role of neuropsychology in the treatment of acquired brain injury
  • Describe participation and return to work in persons with acquired brain injury

 

Who is eligible to take the Certification of Brain Injury Specialist Exam?

In order to sit the exam offered at the end of this training, and earn your Certification credential, you MUST:

  • Have at least 500 hours of working with people with brain injury
  • In order to sit the exam at the end of the training: you must set up a User Account with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. The link to set up your account is here.  This process completed at least 4 weeks prior to the course commencement date, so your employment can be verified.

Who may be eligible to attend?

  • Rehab Directors
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Please note: taking the CBIS exam is optional! You may take the course for the continuing education credits alone. I

Please feel free to review the FAQ about the application process on the ACBIS website, found here.  You can also feel free to send any questions or concerns to allison@arcseminars.net.

This is a comprehensive course about acquired brain injury (ABI) from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) that results in being able to sit for a certification!  The CBIS credential sets you apart from the crowd and shows you’ve taken the extra steps to be prepared to work with this vulnerable, challenging population. Take this course to become one of the more than 7,000 Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) practitioners worldwide.

ARC Seminars sets itself apart from the competition in many ways!

  • Most courses are aimed at the widest audience possible, in order to get as many participants as possible. While that can be a great way of getting professionals from different fields together, it is not always conducive to working through specific problems, and can make the information very vague, theoretical, and general. ARC Seminars are specific to the field of hospital-based rehabilitation, and we have many years of experience in treating and developing procedures for treatment in rehabilitation facilities.
  • We provide guidance and support for setting up your own program! ARC Seminars not only provide education and guidance within the seminar to set up your own program, but we will also provide you with follow up guidance and support after the seminar to ensure that your program is successful!
  • ARC Seminars uses the most up to date and evidence based techniques to ensure your participation in the course is translated to the most learning and carryover possible!
  • Materials: You will be provided with a comprehensive manual of all the presentation slides,  exclusive access to resources for your clinic, online support and a clinician discussion forum.

Meet your presenter, Allison Frederick!

Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIST has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 12 years.  For the first three years of her career, she developed her clinical skills working in the subacute/long term care setting where she was able to find her footing as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.  Allison then transitioned to acute rehabilitation, where she continued to develop her teamwork skills, and also where she found her love for working with patients affected by acquired brain injury.  Allison became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainer in 2014 after finding there was a need for education about how to manage patients with brain injury.  Allison has a passion for education, and never misses an opportunity to educate people about the prevention and treatment of brain injury.  When Allison isn’t busy trying to convince everyone to wear a helmet, she enjoys practicing Baptiste style yoga, German beer, traveling anywhere and everywhere, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Hank.  On being part of ARC Seminars:  “I’m so excited to join the ARC presenters and provide clinicians and nurses with the courses they need to expand and further their clinical practice!”.

If you have any questions for Allison, please contact her directly at allison@arcseminars.net.

Disclosures: Financial- Allison is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Allison has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Client and Student Testimonials: CBIS

We at ARC Seminars have many years of experience teaching and passing on our expertise to students, with excellent results. We believe that supporting the student at all levels of learning: hands-on and kinesthetic learning, pre-reading for a complete understanding of didactic teaching, follow up support and materials, and program development for carryover of your new skills in the working environment.

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

"I learned many things today that I would not have thought of before!"

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

Really appreciated migraine section!

I will exercise these skills as a SLP and educated staff and families on best practices for TBI/Concussion Management. Make more SLP courses please !!- Jennie F., SLP I will be able to use this whenever I have a concussion/TBI patient. Really appreciated migraine section- I did not know much about that! - Don A., OT

I LOVE the laminated handouts!

I will definitely incorporate visual screening, and be able to differentiate headaches. Also, I LOVE the laminated handouts! - Sam A., PT Topic was very relevant- migraines/vestibular- will be able to integrate it into my daily practice. - Peggy F., PT Presenter did a great job!- Renee R., PTA  

Praise for Practical Approaches to Concussion Management

"...This was a great course and very informative. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and concise...This topic was very relevant to my practice in the rehab setting. I will be able to implement knowledge and skills gained in the areas of screenings and tx techniques..."- N.L.- SLP "...It was nice that you brought in equipment for us to try out and experience..." C.L.- SLP "...will help me incorporate evaluation, screening, and aid in implementing/setting up TBI protocol/mild concussion..." -R.M.-OTRL "really appreciated the migraine section!" D.A. -OTRL

…Feedback from patients and students…

I never knew my edema could be treated- I just thought I has to "live with it". Thank you so much for taking this time to educate me about my health. Patient -DM Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

Testimonial from Physicians

I attended this course in August of 2017, and was very impressed by the information given and the physical training. With my background in osteopathy, I have learned manual techniques before, but a manual and hands-on approach to the management of commonly seen edema was novel, and extremely useful to me. I would recommend any nurse, therapist, or fellow physician who deals with patients struggling with edema (of any sort) attend this seminar and be educated in this up-to-date, insightful approach to edema management.

Iocation is great and presenter is awesome

Informative and I can apply my knowledge and skills in my daily practice. It answers my doubts and queries and become more competent. Location is great and presenter is awesome

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Very informative and enjoyable

Very informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this seminar very much Great talk! -Gil S, D.O/Medical Director Great seminar, very helpful! -N.D. OTR/L Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting! Gail F., OTRL

…has empowered me to take more initiative…

This was such an informative and beneficial seminar for our caseload and has empowered me to take more initiative in our program to assess edema. Thanks

One of the best courses I’ve been to!

Very well ran. One of the best courses I've been to. Presenter was very patient with repetitive questions, and re-directing back to task. Able to appropriately answer questions. -Jill D-PTA Excellent course! JR-PT Loved the course! Very tailored to inpatient rehab. Thanks! Great course! Very informative material provided and very helpful hands on lab with a lot of resources provided. Tara E- PT

Organized way of presenting

Organized way of presenting to audience. Instructor had a great way of explaining topics with different analogies with the different types of learning techniques. Melanie F-OTR

Fantastic course!

Fantastic course! Excellent instructor, detailed and applicable material, helpful hands-on practice. 5 stars! S.G.- PT

…labs were great…

Course was very informative and labs were great for hands-on and becoming more comfortable

thank you!

Excellent course, thank you ARC!

excellent presenter

Eimile is an excellent presenter, she engaged the class and provided positive feedback and recommendations that students can use with patients. Thank you. -Khuy B- OT Great and informative! -Sharon K- OTR Very interesting and applicable. Great instructor. -Angela V, PT Very Well, will attend future courses. Information very well presented. -Fay V OTR/L

BEST class I have ever taken

Honestly, BEST class I have ever taken as a continued education course! So applicable and educational!

Very relevant!

Very relevant! I will use all the techniques learned today, and specifically enjoy all the educational resources given! Thx!

Excellent presenter/resources

Excellent presenter/resources: I can use all materials and knowledge immediately upon return to my clinic.

learned more..from this than any other seminar

Great seminar! Learned a lot more from things from this than any other seminar. Thank you! 🙂

This course was SO GOOD!

Extremely relevant information. We have pts at our clinic right now that would benefit from these techniques. This course was SO GOOD! she had real world examples, you could tell she was very knowledgeable and practiced in these techniques.

…excellent!

Excellent course, very knowledgeable!

…learned a great deal

Learned a great deal, good mix of talk and lab

…amazing and enjoyable!

This seminar was very much relevant in our practice, and this course will be helpful for us in the hospital and hopefully get the edema program running. The course instructor is very knowledgeable and hands-on during the lab, making sure we did it right! This course is amazing and enjoyable! 🙂

A true clinician’s approach

This topic was absolutely relevant to my practice. Excellent to learn management and techniques for co-morbidities, Eimile is one of the most natural and engaging presenters I have ever encountered. A true clinicians approach.

…Praise for ‘Update Your Care Plan: Balance Rehab”…

Very Well Presented!- G.F., Occupational Therapist Great Course! Love the handouts!- K.R, Physical Therapist Very Well organised and concise. Good, practical ideas for treatment- V.P, Physical Therapist Very good and evidence-based review- Thank you!- Lisa B., Occupational Therapist

“…I highly recommend this course…”

Excellent seminar on edema management. I highly recommend this course for therapists who are considering a lymphedema approach to edema management.

…Some feedback from participants…

Wonderful Seminar, Well Done!- SZ Presenters are excellent, thorough, kept topic interesting- GF Great Class. Enjoyed the smaller class size- SH Excellent Presenter. Well Organized. I would recommend this course and speaker to others. -DF

We would absolutely love to work with ARC again!

Our experience was fantastic!  ARC was so easy to work with and made setting up the seminar seamless.  The course was very informative and hands on, making the learning experience much more dynamic and interactive.  Emily, the presenter was very knowledgeable and obviously very skilled in her field.  She took her time and answered all questions.  The handouts and resources are a great addition to our office and will allow us to carry over the skills learned and provide great treatment to our clients.  We would absolutely love to work with ARC again!

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

You also have the option to engage the Brain Injury presenters from ARC Seminars to come out to your facility and advise on your program, help you ‘iron out’ any of the problem areas, and help integrate your program with the rest of your staff. Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to prepare the learner for the official Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Exam.

Financial- Allison Frederick is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars. She holds a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer credential from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).

Non-financial- Allison has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Co-operative Offering

The content of this course was produced in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of America.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate content.

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, APP #000087. This course is offered for 1.3 AOTA Credits, #00002076.

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 13 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

We encourage all participants, if eligible, to take the exam at the end of training. However, this course offers 13 continuing education hours even the registrant does not wish to test.

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation on Day 2

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

 

Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach


 

Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach

Prepare to upskill your therapy practice when working with the oncologic population!

This seminar provides an overview of many of the issues that hold back therapeutic treatment in the oncologic population.

Presented by two expert oncology therapists, with many years of experience and research in the field, this course discusses common fears, debunks myths related to treatment, and provides the participant with education to make informed decisions about the plan of care they design.  Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.

We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

Cancer Care- A Collaborative Approach: Course Schedule

This course is taught live: in-person and virtually; and also as a self-paced/independent option.

17:00-17:30: Introduction; Goals; Mythbusters

17:30-18:00: Cancer Concepts; Medical Mgmt

18:00-18:15: LAB- Vitals and Precautions

18:15-19:00: Common Cancers; Treatment- What to Expect; Rehabilitation; Precautions

19:00-19:15: LAB- Goal writing, Plan of Care dev.

19:15-20:00: Goals and Plan of Care; Resources; Conclusion

Cancer Care: A Collaborative Approach

What will you learn?

1. Identify the general patho-physiology of cancer, as well as the four most common cancers.

2. Differentiate the common treatments, expected side effects and reportable toxicities of each of these cancers.

3. Discuss common myths and fears related to cancer care and physical/occupational/speech therapy, dispel those myths and teach patients, caregivers and family members ways to cope with those fears through education.

4. Design or add to a care plan based on assessment finding, including goals related to the direction of care (i.e. curative, survivorship, end of life, palliative or hospice).

5. Differentiate ways in which the direction of care may change, and demonstrate clearly how to refine and update goals, insuring communication to the rest of the team.

6. Identify possible complications, emergencies requiring immediate action (oncologic emergencies) and what resources within the community are available.

What makes this course different?

Cancer Care for therapists and nurses is an under-discussed topic, and many clinicians feel uncomfortable providing treatment. However, this hands-on and dynamic seminar provides a thorough and efficient look through some common fears, debunks strategies and myths that have been holding treatment back, looks at usable and effective interventions, and brings the information to an easy-to-use level with excellent manuals, supplies, handouts, and tools developed by consultants at ARC. These copyrighted tools are included with course admission and will ensure that the information you learn can be translated back into practice the very next day.

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. An online support group that you will access after attending an ARC Seminar will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. ARC Consultants can also be reached for personal guidance and to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenters!

Brandis Johnson, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA graduated from Arcadia University with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, and subacute rehab. She has been settled in outpatient rehabilitation since 2012. She became a certified lymphedema specialist in 2012, and received her lymphology of Association of North America (LANA) certification in 2014 . Brandis lectures at multiple universities in the Philadelphia area, as well as, at local and national conferences. Her focus includes oncology, lymphedema and pelvic floor dysfunction. ARC Seminars is delighted to add her as one of our presenters!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Bio-Photo.jpgPia Leone PT, DPT, WCS, CLT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in 2012. Pia completed the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Women’s Health Residency in Philadelphia, PA in 2013 which included her certification in Lymphedema (CLT) from The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. She obtained her Women’s Health Specialist Certification (WCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2015. Pia is adjunct faculty for several physical therapy programs in the Philadelphia region. Her area of focus include pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy, low back/SI joint pain, lymphedema and cancer rehabilitation.

 

Disclosures: Financial- Brandis is reimbursed as presenters by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Brandis has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Disclosures: Financial- Pia is reimbursed as presenters by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Pia has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

    • Rehab Directors
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • Physical Therapists
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants
    • Speech and Language Pathologists

Testimonials and Photographs

I appreciate the handouts!

We see a lot of patients with Cancer in Home care. I appreciate the handouts! Will be helpful in practice

YES!

Yes! Proper treatment to all cancer patients

Realistic goals

I will use this information to set realistic goals for these patients with cancer

Praise for ‘Cancer Care’

"This topic was relevant: we are seeing an increase in number of patients undergoing treatment. I plan to use the modality cheat sheet"

…will impact my practice in home care…

It was an excellent course. It was an area I did not have much knowledge but it will impact my practice in home care.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other therapists and professionals for support and guidance in the development of your own, in-house program. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to educate the learner about therapeutic interventions and updated evidence regarding cancer care.

Financial- Brandis Johnson is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Brandis has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Financial- Pia Leone is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars.

Non-financial- Pia has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains introductory level content.

 

Speech and Language Pathologists: ARC Seminars is an ASHA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. This course is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs.

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, Approval number #000087. This course is offered for 0.35 AOTA Credits, #00002419

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 3.5 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.

A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care: Tools for the Everyday Clinician


A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care: Tools for the Everyday Clinician

Description:

Wound Care and Management is an area that often dictates a client’s outcome. Yet, many clinicians feel uncomfortable providing care and management in this area.  Wounds and poor skin integrity can influence the placement and improvement of a client more that many other factors. Furthermore, billions of dollars are spent annually on healing and managing these conditions.

Few programs address this need with their clinicians. As a result, this leads to a sense of dis-empowerment and a tendency to ignore skin care as a primary outcome measure. As a nurse or therapist working directly with patients, we all have a responsibility to our patients to have a knowledge of how to manage wounds and chronic skin breakdown, documentation and goal setting in this area, and the importance of prevention.

This seminar discusses and demonstrates common causes and physiology of wounds, assessments that all clinicians will feel comfortable with, up-to-date management techniques and documentation/goal setting guidelines. Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.

Most of all, we have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the working clinician, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!

A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care- Tools for the Everyday Clinician: Course Schedule

This course is taught live: in-person and virtually; and also as a self-paced/independent option.

  • 07:45: Sign in/Register
  • 08:00-09:30: Objectives, Myth busters, Anatomy, Wound Terminology
  • 09:30-09:45: Morning Break
  • 09:45-10:30: Types of Wounds
  • 10:30-11:00: ‘Guess that Wound’ Lab
  • 11:00-12:00: Assessment and Documentation
  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch
  • 13:00-13:45: Wound healing/abnormalities
  • 13:45-14:30: Wound Cleansing/Dressing
  • 14:30-14:45 Afternoon Break
  • 14:45-15:15 Wound Cleansing/Dressing Lab
  • 15:15-1600: Nutrition, Prevention/Interventions
  • 16:00-16:30: Positioning Lab
  • 16:30: Conclusion/Questions

A Comprehensive Guide to Wound Care

Objectives

  • Identify the components of skin anatomy and how these components relate to wound care
  • Understand common wound care terminology used
  • Differentiate between different types of wounds
  • Appreciate appropriate techniques to measure, assess and document wounds
  • Identify the stages in the wound healing process
  • Differentiate between different types of basic wound care treatments, identify which treatment to use
  • Identify abnormalities related to wound healing
  • Appreciate appropriate implementation of interventions to prevent and heal wounds
  • Design an individualized wound treatment plan to teach patients and caregivers
  • Understand the importance of developing a Wound Care Program and review your facility’s needs

What makes this course different?

There are many didactic seminars covering various wound care treatment strategies. However, this hands-on and dynamic seminar provides a thorough and efficient look through some of the most usable and effective interventions, and brings the information to an easy-to-use level with excellent manuals, supplies, handouts, and tools developed by consultants at ARC. These copyrighted tools are included with your course admission and will ensure that the information you learn can be translated back into practice the very next day!

ARC also provides thorough follow up post seminar, as it is our mission to provide practical education to the busy healthcare professional. Additionally, you will have access to an online support group after attending an ARC Seminar. This will give you support and continued education, as well as peer interaction and guidance for carrying out interventions and troubleshooting. You can also reach ARC Consultants for personal guidance at any time, to make sure that your education is paying for itself.

Meet your presenter!

wound care for the everyday clinicianMichelle Ball BSN, CRRN, WCC is a Registered Nurse with 8 years experience in acute and sub acute rehab. Michelle has Graduated from Wilmington University with her BSN and is currently pursing her Masters in Nursing Leadership. In addition, Michelle is a Certified Rehab RN through the Association of Rehab Nurses. She is also certified in Wound Care through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.  Michelle is passionate about rehab and wound care. She has helped develop and implement a wound program in the rehab setting. Furthermore, she completes weekly wound care rounds with a Wound Care NP. Michelle has also taught CRRN preparation courses.

Michelle loves that in rehab we help our patients get better and reach their goals. “My passion is helping to develop others. I love working to educate nurses and therapists to improve patient outcomes”.

Disclosures: Financial- Michelle is reimbursed as a presenter by ARC Seminars. Non-financial- Michelle has no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Who should attend?

    • Rehab Directors
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • Physical Therapists
    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Testimonials and Photographs

 

Up to date, engaging, and hands on content

We have worked with Emily and Ruth on two courses the past few months and have had a great experience on both occasions.  ARC seminars provides up to date, engaging, and hands on content that my clinicians are excited to bring back to their patients to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.  We look forward to working with them again in the future to introduce additional treatment approaches for some of our most challenging patient populations.

Follow Up and Online Support

After you have attended the seminar, you will have access to an online community of other clinicians for support and guidance in the development of your own treatments. The presenters at ARC Seminars will always be available to answer your questions and provide help with your work!

Contact us here to arrange an on-site consultation, or to seek support and assistance!

Relevant Disclosures:

This course is intended to educate the learner about skin and wound management.

Financial- Michelle Ball is compensated as an instructor by ARC Seminars. She holds a ‘Wound Care Certified’ credential from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy Care.

Non-financial- Michelle has no non-financial conflicts of interest, or relevant disclosures.

Accessibility

We are committed to accessibility of education for all our learners, and have made every effort to make sure that all aspects of our courses are considered in order to ensure accessibility to all. However, if you require special accommodations, please contact Emily Cahalan at emily@arcseminars.net at least 7 days prior to course commencement, to ensure that your requirements are met.

Continuing Education Units/Professional Development Units

This seminar contains intermediate level content.

Occupational Therapists: ARC Seminars is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education, APP #000087. This course has been approved for 0.7 AOTA CEUs.

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapists: This program has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 7 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 02/18/2023.  Approval Number: CS110-2021-APTAKY.  Most other states will accept continuing education offerings that are approved by the APTA.

ARC Seminars is an California Board of Physical Therapy Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Please contact us at info@arcseminars.net for your specific state requirements.

Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course and receive continuing education units, the participant must:

  • Pay registration fee
  • Sign in and out on the course days on the attendee log
  • Keep camera on at all times (if attending virtually)
  • Complete the post-course evaluation

Cancellations/Refunds/Complaints

We at ARC Seminars are committed to bringing you the very best experience possible. 

If you wish to get a refund, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, please review our Refunds & Cancellation policy.

If you wish to lodge a complaint, please review our Complaint and Grievance policy here, and at any time feel free to contact us at info@arcseminars.net.