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Managing Unexpected Events in the Rehabilitation Setting

presented by Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

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Financial: Cheryl Lehman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cheryl Lehman has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

Patients come into rehabilitation with more than just their admitting diagnosis - they bring co-morbidities, medication lists, superimposed issues, and pre-existing disabling conditions. This course reviews potential situations that the rehabilitation nurse may encounter, and thus will help the nurse ready him/herself to be aware of potential complications unrelated to the cause of admission to the rehabilitation unit, but which may impact patient outcomes.

CRRN(R) is a registered trademark of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Meet Your Instructor

Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role…

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1. Sneaky Situations: Conditions That May Accompany Your Patient Into Rehabilitation

This chapter reviews the conditions and situations that accompany a patient into rehabilitation, from co-morbidities to preexisting disabling conditions. Conditions that may affect progress in rehabilitation and conditions that may lead to emergency situations will be compared so that the nurse may develop an understanding of “red flags” to watch for on the nursing unit.

2. Medical-Surgical Concerns in Rehabilitation

This chapter reviews medical-surgical concerns in the rehabilitation setting which may challenge the rehabilitation nurse and affect progress in rehabilitation.

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