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22nd Annual Education and Equipment Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019
7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

St. Paul River Centre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102

Complimentary Lunch, Happy Hour and Chocolate Buffet
Free Certificates of Attendance for all breakout sessions. CEU’s available for several sessions. Please see class descriptions for details.

7:45 am - 8:30 am Registration8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote Speaker: Aaron Thomas9:30 am - 3:30 pm Exhibits in the Vendor Hall10:00 am - 11:00 am First Breakout Session10:00 am - 12:15 pm Special Breakout Session sponsored by Permobil11:15 am - 1:00 pm Lunches & Exhibits in the Vendor Hall1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Second Breakout Session2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Third Breakout Session3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Happy Hour in the Vendor Hall

Keynote

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Opportunities and Platforms: Overcoming Adversity

Aaron Thomas
Holding true to what you believe is important in life and it will be tested in the most difficult situations. How will you react when life surprises you with adversity? Life presents you with opportunities in both good and bad situations but how an individual responds to those opportunities are crucial. Aaron will challenge you to look at your life, your family, and your job to see if you are maximizing the circumstances you are presented with.

Special Breakout Session sponsored by Permobil

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Acquired Brain Injury: Meeting Wheeled Mobility Needs

Ashley Detterbeck, DPT, ATP, SMS

Functional mobility following an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) varies significantly from person to person. The role of the clinical team, in conjunction with the client and family, is to establish a means of mobility that enhances independence and function. Often, this results in the need for a wheeled mobility device. While there is limited evidence available on the topic of wheeled mobility and ABI, it is clear that independent mobility is a predictor of quality of life post ABI. The team must maximize safe and efficient mobility, while considering the cognitive, visual, fatigue, and postural factors often present in this population.

This course will discuss wheeled mobility post ABI including common postural impairments, as well as safety and cognitive considerations. Manual wheelchair configuration for optimizing independent mobility in this population will be reviewed. Additionally, this course will discuss the necessity of introducing power assist and powered mobility options when an optimized manual mobility device is not efficient or functional for a client. Factors for determining safe and independent use of power mobility will be discussed including training strategies to maximize success when working with individuals with cognitive and visual deficits. Participants will leave the course with immediately applicable strategies for maximizing independence in functional mobility post ABI.

CEU OBJECTIVES

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three common functional limitations that occur following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  2. Identify three common postural concerns in individuals with ABI.
  3. Describe at least two considerations when configuring a manual wheelchair for efficient propulsion and postural support following ABI
  4. State three current perceptions related to prescribing power mobility for people with ABI, including Cerebral Vascular Accidents (CVA) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  5. Discuss two potential training techniques to allow for initiation of power mobility post-CVA.
CEU: This is a beginner level course offering .2 CEUs for PTs, OTs, COTAs, PTAs, ATPs, Pas, NPs and RNs; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: PERMOBIL

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Patient-Centered Care: A Cross-Cultural

Dr. Gretchen Moen, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
In this session, participants will learn to identify cross cultural issues, ecosystems, and social context promoting adherence to healthy behaviors.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Dakota Child and Family Clinic

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Empathy, Compassionate Care, Healing: Making a Difference in 21st Century Health Care Communities

Casey A Jarrin, PhD
This session will discuss physiologies of empathy, organizational shifts towards compassionate care, and current research on the role of empathy in creating healthy communities. We’ll explore both compassionate care and compassion fatigue in complex clinical and psychosocial cases, particularly when working with vulnerable populations and Veterans communities.
CEU: This course offers 0.1 CEU for community health educators, social workers, and nursing; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Live Eye; Regions Care Management

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Aging Brain: Insights from a Memory Loss Specialists

Terry R Barclay, PhD
A discussion of normal aging, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, communication strategies, and tips for living well and reducing risk will be presented.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: HealthPartners Center for Memory and Aging

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Treatment Considerations for Therapists When Working with Refugees/Survivors of Trauma

Laura Pizer Gueron, PT, MPH, DPT
This presentation will focus on treatment considerations for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists when working with survivors of torture and other forms of trauma. Content is relevant for those working with refugee populations and with survivors of gender-based violence, war-related trauma, etc. Gueron will present ideas about modifications needed for evaluating and treating patients, and in working with multi-disciplinary teams.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers 0.1 CEU for PTs, OTs and Speech Therapists; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: The Center for Victims of Torture

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CAUTI-Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Karen Spriggs
In this presentation, the regulatory and clinical guidelines related to the problem of catheter associated urinary tract infections will be discussed as well as listing three preventative strategies that may help reduce the risk of developing a catheter associated urinary tract infection.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Coloplast

First Breakout Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Involving Your Pulmonary Patients in Their Care

Cheryl Sasse, RRT
While doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other care providers help manage pulmonary disease, patients are at the center of that care. Taking an active role in their care can help them meet their physical and emotional needs and result in an improved quality of life. Learn more about how you can encourage your patients get involved in their care, learn more through pulmonary rehab and support groups and make a difference through participation in clinical trials.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: HealthPartners

Lunch A

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch A

Lunch B

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch B

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thinking Outside the Box

Tami Jared, Certified Orthotic Fitter, CLT, CCS, CMIS
Presenting options for fitters when faced with a challenging patient scenario while measuring a patient for custom compression garments.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Torbot Group Inc

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Functional Standards for Optimal Aging: The Senior Fitness Test

Dr. Eva Norman, PT, DPT
Objectives for this course include: list six battery of tests and measures for older adults that comprise the Senior Fitness Test, determine where patients/clients fit within the norms and cutoffs for these assessments, and learn how to use this screen tool for community outreach.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Live Your Life Physical Therapy

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

K0005 Funding: Ensuring Appropriate Access to Equipment

Alli Speight, Clinical Education Specialist
Funding can be the element of a wheelchair prescription which can stand between dependency and maximizing independence. This presentation will review the K0005 coding criteria and how it differs from other classifications. The funding process will be broken down into the letter of medical necessity, justification of options and upgrades as well as payment options to help you assist your client in obtaining the best possible funded wheelchair prescription.
CEU: This course provides 0.1 CEU for PTs and OTs; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Motion Composites

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MHealth COPD Readmission Reduction Program: Challenges and Solutions

Jennifer Olson, BS, RRT, CTTS
This presentation will discuss the history of the Affordable Care Act, why reducing admissions is vital, COPD statistics in Minnesota vs National and components of a readmission reduction program; as well as readmissions challenges, strong coordinated care as a primary solution and the case for RT driven programs.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers 0.1 CEU for Respiratory Therapists; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Update on Current Evidence and Trends in Sport Related Concussion

Justin Tatman
Tatman will present the most recent evidence and treatment trends from the rapidly evolving field of sport related concussions. He will also review diagnostic and treatment recommendations based on current evidence and updated clinical tools as well as outline interdisciplinary approach to management of sport related concussions.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: TRIA Sport Concussion Program

Second Breakout Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Working Well with Families through Transitions of Care

Valerie Richards, MBA, Alzheimer’s Educator, Family Coach
Learn about the effects of physical decline, cognitive deficits, and chronic conditions on the individual and challenges faced by the family through transitions of care to improve service delivery, quality of care, and better support the family. Take this opportunity to explore and better understand personal difficulties and family dynamics to enhance and improve quality of life for your clients.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Valerie Richards, Alzheimer’s Educator & Family Coach

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

To Use or Not to Use? Ethical Questions in Recommending Assistive Technology

Erin Simunds, MS, PT
This presentation will highlight ethical dilemmas encountered in the selection, use and abandonment of assistive technology and offer a four-part model to easily analyze these situations across a spectrum of perspectives. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the model to relevant assistive technology scenarios.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers 0.1 CEU for PTs, OTs, and ATPs; Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Concordia University – Saint Paul

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Huntington’s Disease: Exercise and Activity Considerations

Kristin Mundy, PT, DPT, NCS, LSVT
A discussion of the benefits of exercise/mobility for individuals with Huntington’s Disease, typical physical symptoms and stages, exercise/mobility goals for each stage, role of physical therapy and exercise/mobility and future research topics for Huntington’s Disease.
CEU: This course offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Hennepin Healthcare

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Assistive Technology Options for Independence and Safety

Sue Redepenning, OTR/L, ATP
Technology is so important for everyone in their home. Technology for daily life and safety as a person ages or has a disability goes beyond an easier way to do something, its not just for ease. It is a necessary tool. Matching the right technology for daily life to the persons needs and abilities for independence and safety will be presented.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Technology for HOME

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Wound Healing

Matt Cranfill, CWOCN, CCRN
Education information on the cornerstones of wound healing, how NPWT is used, and the efficacy.
CEU: This is an intermediate course that offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Cork Medical, LLC

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Pain and Opioids

Bret Haake, MD
Details on how we treat pain and how it has led to the current opioid epidemic as well as ways to treat pain better and prescribe less opioids.
CEU: This is an intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: Regions Hospital

Third Breakout Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Positioning Isn't Just for Daytime: Learn About a New Intervention Called Nighttime Postural Care

Jennifer Hutson, MS, OTR/L, ATP
An introduction to nighttime postural care, an intervention that uses sleep care systems to position a person while lying. Topics include: state of evidence, who might benefit, risk factors and how to monitor, sleep systems available in the U.S., how to position the person, measuring outcomes, and funding.
CEU: This is a beginner/intermediate level course which offers a Certificate of Attendance of 1 contact hour for all participants Sponsor: St. Catherine’s University