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Not only is Magee Rehabilitation the Delaware Valley's original provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), it also has sponsored the area's longest-standing professional enrichment program designed to educate those in the rehabilitation community.

These programs mirror areas of Magee expertise, namely spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke/geriatrics, amputation and workplace injury.


2014 Courses:
April 4 5, 2014:  Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex:  An Evidence Based Approach (Megan Donaldson).  http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/

April 12 ֖ 13, 2014:  Treatment of Common Extremity Dysfunction through Mobilization.  http://www.glseminars.com/

May 30 June 1, 2014:  Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders (Richard Clendaniel).  http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/

September 20 ֖ 21, 2014: Differential Diagnosis&Medical Screening Made Easy.  http://www.glseminars.com/

October 16 18, 2014:  Advanced Locomotor Training: Accelerating Decision-Making, Progression and Outcomes.  https://www.neurorti.com/Course_Info.aspx?ID=10.

November 15 ֖ 16, 2014: Physical Agent and Modalities Credentialing Course for OT practitioners:   http://www.pampca.org/.


Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminars

Raising the Bar-Improving Quality in Healthcare

November 15, 2013
The Woodlands
1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

As healthcare professionals, we have seen many changes to health care delivery, financing and structure over the past few years that have had significant impacts on the way we deliver care to our patients.  This years Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar focuses on topics that impact all healthcare providers and the patients they serve along the healthcare continuum.  

Issues to be explored include the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect us as both consumers and providers. How to  facilitate getting your  patients the most appropriate level of rehabilitation services through diagnostic considerations, insurance benefit structure, documentation guidelines and appeal options.  For those patients who come to our facilities from distant locations, how do we most effectively and efficiently discharge them safely back into their home communities.  Safety and quality are buzz words that we all hear daily in our workplaces. 

We will share with you specific strategies to reduce falls, restraint use and pressure ulcers in your own practice setting.  Of course one of our main goals as healthcare providers is to assure that our patients have not only optimal outcomes but also high levels of satisfaction with the care that we provide.  We will review these best practices and discuss how they can be implemented to provide a sustained culture of excellence within an organization.  And in this fee-for-service culture, traditional leadership styles and practices which include a ғwait and see mentality are seriously outdated. We will share with you how to practice the leadership and management approaches needed to positively influence the healthcare needs and outcomes of your patients.

Welcome and Introductions
Everything You Didn't Want to Know About the Affordable Care Act
Jack Carroll, BA, MA, Ph.D., MHA

Advocating Effectively for Rehabilitation: Getting to Yes!
Lane Brown, Ph.D. and Cheryl Kettinger, M.J., C.H.C.
Think Outside the Box: Creative Approaches to Complex Patient Discharges
Sarah Myer, MSS, LSW
LUNCH (Tours will be available on October 18th)
Chasing Zero-Safety and Performance Improvement in the Rehab Setting
Marci Ruediger, BSPT, MS and Michelle Marshina, OTD, OTR/L

Best Practices for Creating and Sustaining Exceptional Patient Satisfaction
Deborah Kucera, PT, MSPT and Meg Rider, BSW
Whitewater Leadership Adventure
Robert Kautzman, EdD, MS, RN
Evaluations, Certificates

Target Audience
This program is designed for nurses, hospital and insurance company based case managers, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals in both the acute care and rehabilitation settings.

This activity has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.
Please call Laura Bittner at Magee (215-218-3932) for more information about contact hours.
Applications have been submitted for six contact hours to:

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC)
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)-6=6 Professional Development Units (PDU)

Participants may only claim credit for the sessions that they attended.  You will be awarded one contact hour for each 60 minutes of educational time.
Approval of this continuing nursing education activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or PSNA approval or endorsement of any product.
All speakers at continuing education activities for this conference are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs discussed in their presentations.  Our Speakers have indicated that they having nothing to disclose.

This conference is sponsored from an unrestricted grant from the Tuttleman Family Foundation to the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.  The Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation did not participate in any component of the planning of this educational activity or have any input into the speakers chosen for this program.

Criteria for successful completion of this program include attendance at all portions of this program and submission of a completed evaluation form. 

Cost: $50

Call Brian Cannone at 215-284-7130 to register.

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