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TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy Offers Virtual and In-Person Courses

Continually recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, TIRR Memorial Hermann is committed to educating current and future rehabilitation specialists. Through the TIRR Memorial Hermann Education Academy, medical professionals have access to the latest techniques and research to better serve their patients, care partners and community.

Courses through the Academy are offered either in-person, prerecorded for on-demand viewing, live streamed or a combination of these options.

The following are active courses that TIRR Memorial Hermann is offering for Continuing Education.

Live Virtual & In-Person Courses Pre-Recorded Courses

TIRR Memorial Hermann International Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Conference 2023

International Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery Conference

November 30 - December 2, 2023
This conference will focus on rehabilitation and recovery paradigms for those with long-lasting effects of stroke. Speakers will provide recent developments in the field while breakout sessions will focus on the incorporation and implementation of these advances into practice.

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Upcoming Courses

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Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS): Review Course (2024 - 2026)

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2024
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Live-Streamed over Zoom

The program is a comprehensive overview of Brain Injury including the medical management, functional impact on the person and/or family, and legal/ethical issues encountered with treating people with an Acquired Brain Injury. The mission of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is to improve the quality of care given to individuals with a brain injury through the education and training of those who work in brain injury services. To that end, ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program that establishes best practices for the training of individuals working with people with an Acquired Brain Injury.

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5th Annual Dysphagia Day: Understanding Dysphagia-Related Aspiration Pneumonia

Saturday, June 22, 2024
TIRR Memorial Hermann, In-Person

As the saying goes, we fear what we do not understand. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and other medical professionals often fear the term “aspiration” for its correlation with pneumonia, a disease process associated with mortality in elderly, acutely ill, and immunocompromised patients. However, fear of prandial aspiration has resulted in an (often unnecessary) shift toward overly stringent measures to prevent it, unfortunately leading to a cascade of medical complications outside of pneumonia, including poor patient quality of life. Since the likelihood of development of dysphagia-related aspiration pneumonia is as individual as the host, clinicians managing dysphagia must learn to assess aspiration pneumonia risk on an individual level. In this course, we will understand our patients’ unique probability of developing aspiration pneumonia by understanding normal and pathologic lung defenses against aspiration, host risk factors for opportunistic infection, and characteristics of aspirated boluses that may yield complication. We will explore a variety of neurologic, cardiopulmonary, and gastrointestinal disease processes and their potential impact on pneumonia development. Through this understanding, we will fear not aspiration events, but poorly-informed decision-making regarding the management of aspiration in patients with disordered swallowing. With a comprehensive understanding of dysphagia related aspiration pneumonia development, we can improve our patients’ outcomes while preserving their dignity and quality of life.

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DoC 2021: Translating Knowledge into Practice

Available through December 31, 2023
The goal of this virtual education is to introduce individuals to the most recent developments in the field, with an emphasis on translating this knowledge into clinical practice.

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Pre-Recorded Courses

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The Missing Factor of Quality Outcomes: Managing Nutrition Risk

Available now through varying dates in 2023 and 2024 depending on CEs
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

At least 30% of hospitalized patients are diagnosed with malnutrition when discharged from the hospital. Populations at greater risk of malnutrition include the elderly, low income, and minorities. The development of malnutrition is multifactorial and requires an interdisciplinary approach from providers throughout the care continuum to promote better outcomes. Early identification of nutrition risk includes the evaluation of factors associated with the development of malnutrition—including food insecurity, other social and environmental factors, disease progression, and aging.

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Autonomic Dysreflexia After Spinal Cord Injury: Myth and Reality

Available now through varying dates in 2023 and 2024 depending on CEs
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

The focus of this lecture is on autonomic dysreflexia and orthostatic hypotension following a spinal cord injury. Clinical evidence on the impact of abnormal blood pressure control and latest advances in the management of cardiovascular control after spinal cord injury will be presented.

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Pediatric Rehabilitation For the Neurologic Clinician

Available now through June 30, 2025
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual, Pre-Recorded

This set of pre-recorded lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to pediatric diagnoses in the NICU and early developmental stages. They will take into special consideration the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) interventions and understanding motor development. The lectures will to introduce the neurologic therapist and expose them to special consideration with neuropsychological development and behavioral considerations, the unique role of the therapist in the school settings, and an overview of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Texas.

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Advancing Clinical Practice in Brain Injury & Stroke Rehabilitation

Available now through June 30, 2025
TIRR Memorial Hermann, Virtual Webinar on Demand

The prevalence of brain injuries and strokes continue to increase each year. There often are long lasting sequelae from these injuries including physical, cognitive, language, and behavioral deficits. The growth and development of clinical treatment programs will depend on enhancing the skills of clinical staff for the next generation of expert clinicians. The objective of these pre-recorded lectures is to provide clinicians with an advanced overview of special topics, skills, and strategies for treatment teams working with those who have a brain injury or stroke in order to facilitate the growth of clinical programs of a comprehensive treatment team.

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For the 34th consecutive year, TIRR Memorial Hermann is recognized as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 4 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best Rehabilitation Hospitals" in America.

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