The Growing Importance of Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Stroke Rehabilitation
Original Date: April 16, 2014
The faculty will discuss how literature indicates that organized acute stroke care and early access to intense rehabilitation improves patient outcomes. It appears that the future of stroke care will be the refinement and improvement of rehabilitation therapies.
The goal of Growing Importance of Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Stroke Rehabilitation is to understand the benefits of collaboration among the rehabilitation team when providing care for stroke survivors.
As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the benefits and challenges of team collaboration in the management of care for stroke survivors
- Generate methods to address the challenges to team collaboration
The target audience includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitative specialists and assistants, stroke center coordinators, nurses, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals who provide care to stroke patients.
Content Developed and Presented By
Iona Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University
Amanda Krywonis, PT, DScPT, NCS
Senior Physical Therapist, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, Towson University
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:
Name of Faculty
Iona Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Reported Financial Relationship
No financial relationship to disclose
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
Taylor Henasey, Consultant, no financial relationship to disclose
The planners from MER, no financial relationships to disclose
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