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Course Description

This two-day seminar is for nurses providing care to rehabilitation patients. It is designed to enhance the skills of rehabilitation nurses working in a variety of inpatient or outpatient settings. Rehabilitation nursing standards of care and practice will be reviewed. Participants will gain additional skills to manage the complex needs of rehabilitation patients as well as work more effectively in the interdisciplinary team.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the history and evolution of rehabilitation care.
  • Discuss the standards of care and practice for rehabilitation nurses.
  • Discuss the role of the rehabilitation nurse in the care and treatment of patients across the continuum of care.
  • Describe disease processes that relate to patients requiring rehabilitation.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • History, Philosophy and Theories of Rehabilitation | Ethics and Bio-Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Elimination
  • Neuro Assessment
  • Stroke
  • Communication
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary
  • Sleep and Rest
  • Q & A Session

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Growth and Development | Pediatric Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic | Musculoskeletal | Disuse
  • Self-Care and ADLs
  • SCI
  • Amputees
  • Sexuality and Sexual Function
  • Role Changes and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Team Communication
  • Case Management | Discharge Planning
  • Test-Taking Strategies