The life of all licensed health care professionals includes the need for annual continuing education credits. It’s part of staying up to date.
We love helping educate people in the brain injury and stroke community. So Pate is frequently out in the community visiting local hospitals to provide educational talks that qualify as CEUs (continuing education units).
Pate experts present continuing education on various topics that apply to brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. Recent talks include driving rehabilitation, neuroplasticity, family support issues after brain injury and therapeutic relevant functional activities.
CEU presentations are attended by social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and registered nurses. A talk on Behavior Following Brain Injury at Medical City Plano drew 58 people!
Thanks to all our dedicated staff who travel North Texas to provide classes to people on the front line of care who see brain injuries all the time.
But the educational mission also applies to Pate staff itself. At all its treatment locations Pate presents continuing education for its staff to keep them updated on the latest research and evidence-based developments in the field. Internal Pate experts and therapists give talks to peers on topics like Neuroanatomy that covers brain structures, Dysphagia on common swallowing difficulties often present in brain injury or stroke, Vascular Supply and Stroke Syndromes, Language disorders like dysarthria, aphasia and apraxia, and Cognition and CVA. Other recent continuing education classes include Motor Impairment after Stroke, Edema and Pain, Medical Management and Stroke, Substance Use after Stroke, Sexual Health after CVA and Emotional Issues after Stroke.
All staff are invited to attend, especially therapists from other disciplines, to create a deeper cross discipline awareness and heighten team ability. Staff who are unable to attention courses due to patient responsibilities can follow up by watching videos of presentations and viewing slideshows and Power Points.