Small Patients, Big Challenges:
Therapeutic Management of the complex Pediatric Patient

Audience: P.T., P.T.A., O.T., C.O.T.A., S.L.P.
Course level: Introductory to intermediate
Date: Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, 2011
Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.
Class time: Day one: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Day two 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota Medical Center, Riverside Campus - Brennan Center/East building 1st Floor 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Contact hours: 15.0 contacts hours
External fee: $375.00

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Jonathon Greenwood, PT, MS, NDT, PCS
A highly trained and practicing pediatric care therapist, Jonathan Greenwood brings his specialized knowledge and a hands-on approach to the classroom, creating an engaging and clinically relevant learning experience for ERI course participants.

Jonathan is the Director of Pediatrics at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network and is owner of Greenwood Therapy Services, LLC, where his roles involve program development, clinical consultation and direct service delivery in a variety of settings.

He is a Board-certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist and Pediatric Neurodevelopmental trained therapist, with a certification as an Early Intervention Specialist.

Jonathon holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical therapy from Northeastern University.

Course description
Therapists are often challenged by complex pediatric patients whose care is constantly interrupted by medical issues, hospital stays and surgeries. This comprehensive course will guide clinicians through the process of managing complex pediatric patients and medically fragile patients within the context of their families. Case studies will be used to advance clinical problem-solving skills needed to address the complications and complexities in this challenging population. This course educates therapist on current clinical assessment, treatment and evidenced-based therapy practice for the complex pediatric population to improve their overall quality of life.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
• Assess medically acute and chronic conditions in this population.
• Demonstrate clinical decision making within a family-centered model of care with this patient mix.
• Integrate clinical findings into the development of therapy treatment planning and discharge planning.
• Establish guidelines for appropriate treatment settings, referrals and clinical collaboration for this population.

Day One
7:30-8:00 a.m.               Registration/Check in
8:00-9:00 a.m.               The Complex Pediatric Patient: Evidence-based practice and clinical decision making
9:00-9:30 a.m.               Predicting Outcomes: How do therapists determine functional outcomes for this 
                                         population? What is functional for this patient and family? Impact of medical 
                                         complexities on predicted outcomes
9:30-9:45 a.m.               Break
9:45-10:45 a.m.            Safety and Precautions with Complex Kids
10:45-Noon                   Setting Priorities. What do I do first? Evaluation and treatment planning
Noon-1:00 p.m.             Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 p.m.               Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Neurological Issues–case presentation and 
                                         group breakout sessions.
3:00-3:15 p.m.               Break
3:15-5:30 p.m.               Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Orthopedic Issues. Case presentation and 
                                         group breakout sessions.

Day Two
7:30-8:00 a.m.                Registration/Check in
8:00-9:00 a.m.                Speaking Three Languages: Collaboration and communication
9:00-10 a.m.                   Discharge and Transition Planning. Surfing the wave…..Ongoing transitional care 
                                          between home, school, acute care, rehabilitation and outpatient
10:00-10:15 a.m.           Break
10-15 a.m-12:15 p.m.   Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Medical Multi-Systems Issues. Case 
                                          presentation and group breakout sessions
12:15-1:15 p.m.              Lunch (on your own)
1:15-3:15 p.m.                Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Syndromes/Chromosomal Issues. 
                                          Case presentation and group breakout sessions
3:15-3:30 p.m.                Break
3:30-4:30 p.m.                Special Consideration for the Complex Pediatric Patient
                                               • Equipment needs
                                               • The stable complex pediatric patient
                                               • Readiness of the family
                                               • Medical vacations
                                               • What new tools are in my “therapy toolbox?”
                                               • Coordinated care vs. palliative care

This course has been approved for Category I continuing education credit by the Minnesota Board Of Physical Therapy. 

This course is eligible for AOTA approved provider credit. Fairview is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.   AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course is offered for 1.50 ASHA CEU's (professional area; beginner to intermediate).

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