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UARN Newsletter June 2018

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This Month's Educational OfferingCouple

Tanja Hagen, MS, CRRN, LMT

Where: Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center
When:Thursday Aug 2nd, 2018 1800 (dinner) and presentation (1830)
What: Assessment & Management of Brain Injury by Dr. Koniuch

Why: Care of persons with brain injury has continued to advance. This learning activity will review current standards for assessment and management and look at emerging strategies.

Who: All rehab nurses! Expand your knowledge! Build and support your profession! Bring a friend.
RSVP: Pam for dinner to

Contact Hours Requirements: Attendance at entire learning activity and participation in discussion for 1.5 contact hours

Learning Outcome: As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to list 3 assessment tools and discuss at least 1 trending treatment in care of brain injury patients.

Learning Outline:

  • Types and classifications of Brain Injuries (traumatic vs. non-traumatic, diffuse axonal injury, etc.)

  • TBI in the Elderly Population/dementia vs. multiple head injuries

  • Common sequelae of Brain Injury (agitation, spasticity, seizures, hydrocephalus, etc.)

  • Treatment of Brain Injury (therapy, pharmacological, environmental, etc).

  • Functional Outcomes/Prognosis (community discharge, return to work, etc.)

  • Current topics in TBI (new imaging, serum markers, neuro-optometric Rehab, etc.)

Rehab ClassWorks, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Conflict of Interest: Individuals in a position to control content for this educational activity have nothing to disclose. This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support being received for this activity.


President's Message

Sherry Adkins, CRRN

Hello everyone!

It’s my pleasure to once again serve as President of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Thanks to Jenny Wood for stepping into the President-Elect position!

The time is flying past for all of us and summer is winding down. My overall objective and goal this year It is to work with the rest of the leadership team to increase the visibility of our organization. I’ve been a part of this organization for 10+ years and have been a recipient of knowledge gained from in-services and other educational opportunities UARN has provided.I think that we are the best kept secret out there and want to see what else we can do to get the word out!

I  hope you will all have the availability to come to the meeting this Thursday Aug. 2 6-7:30 pm meeting at HealthSouth Acute Rehabilitation Hospital to hear Dr. Koniuch speak on brain injured patients.