Steven Rankin – 2-Day: Acute Care Rehab Course: Strategies for Multi-Trauma Patients
Courses Content :
- Steven Rankin
- 12 Hours 50 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Oct 30, 2019
OVERVIEW OF TRAUMA CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM
- Trauma care centers
- Triaging algorithms
INCIDENCE AND PREVALANCE OF TRAUMATIC INJURIES
- Who gets hurt? How and why?
- Importance of what demographic information can tell us and how it can affect therapy
- How do client factors influence our decisions?
MECHANISMS OF INJURY
- What does it tell us?
- High vs. low impact injuries
EVALUATION: WHO DOES WHAT?
- By trauma surgeon
- By consultants
- By therapists
- Case Studies
COMPLICATIONS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER AND STEPS ON HOW TO HANDLE THEM
- Drug and alcohol use
- Pulmonary embolism
- Acute pain vs. acute on chronic pain
- Multi-modal approaches
SPECIFIC INJURIES AND ACUTE STRATEGIES FOR THE TREATMENT – CASE STUDIES AND LAB
- Operative and non-operative treatments
- Indications for various treatments
UPPER EXTREMITY INJURIES
- Elbow, splinting considerations
- Shoulder – diagnosis, provocative tests
- Elbow trauma
- Facial fractures, Le Fort taxonomy
- Is it a brain injury?
- ETOH withdrawal
- Underlying dementia
TRUNK/AXIAL SKELETON INJURIES
- Rib fractures
- Spinal fractures
- Pelvic fractures
LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES
- Schatzker taxonomy
- Weber taxonomy
- Transfers and ambulation
- Weight bearing
- Splinting/orthotics/special cases
BURNS AND GUNSHOT WOUNDS
- Positioning, splinting
- Improve range of motion
- Soft tissue and vascular injuries
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: THERAPY EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
- Where do I start?
- Standardized assessment in the acute setting
- Functional cognition
- When do I co-treat?
- Caregiver training on c-collars, CTOs, TLOs and more
- Better billing and documentation under the new CMS guidelines
- Discharge planning and return to work recommendations
- How to dramatically reduce readmission
- Case Studies
Steven Rankin, OTR/L, has 20 years of experience as an acute care occupational therapist in an academic medical center, level 1 trauma and regional burn center, with a primary focus on trauma care. He left a career in the construction industry due to injury, which has provided him with a unique insight as a patient.
After many years of seeing continuing education available in specific content areas but not finding a comprehensive trauma course, he decided to create one himself. He has since trained physical and occupational therapy staff, Speech-Language Pathologists, nurse practitioners, and medical doctors in the treatment of traumatic injuries. Mr. Rankin is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in acute care.
Financial: Steve Rankin has an employment relationship with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He receives an honorarium from AOTA. Mr. Rankin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Steven Rankin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.