REHABILITATION AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBi)

Target Audience:
Rehabilitation specialists

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-2
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 5-10
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 2
  • Digital training course: 20-30

Duration:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: 1-3 months
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: 1 week (5 working days – 35 academic hours)*
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site: 1 week (5 working days)
  • Digital training course: 3 weekly sessions of 4 academic hours each (12 academic hours in total)*
    • *One academic hour comprises a 45-minute lecture

Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge in different fields of rehabilitation after TBI
  • Acquire knowledge of advanced technologies in the clinical and research field
  • Review the indications and contraindications of therapeutic modalities for TBI
  • Determine appropriate pharmacological therapy for TBI

Main Topics: (up to 10)

  • Rehabilitation management after TBI (inpatient consultation, acute department)
  • Physiatrist assessment after TBI (DVT prophylaxis, posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis, feeding and nutritional status, neuroendocrine disturbances, bowel functioning, bladder management, pain control, skin care, sleep, hygiene, fluctuation in cognition and behavioral issues – PTA, PTCS)
  • Outcome measures (Coma Recovery Scale – revised)
  • Disorders of consciousness
  • Treatment of TBI complications
  • Treatment of spasticity (pharmacological therapy, specific splints, orthosis, guided botulinum toxin injection ultrasound)
  • Motor and balance recovery (physical therapy)
  • Cognitive interventions (occupational therapy, medications)
  • Behavioral interventions (therapy interventions and neuropsychological treatment, medications)

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Ward rounds
  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical case discussions
  • Clinical discussions
  • Online remote teaching
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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