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Aurora BayCare to Host Reknowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Stroke Management Program

Friday, August 22, 2008

Green Bay, Wis. - Aurora Health Care and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago invite interested health care professionals to an interdisciplinary rehabilitation stroke management program Oct. 3-4 at the Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, 1160 Kepler Drive, Green Bay.

The event is open to all specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology and registered nurses.

Upon successful completion of the program, occupational therapists are awarded 14.25 CEUs or 1.425 contact hours. Speech-language pathology and audiology staff receive 1.4 hours. The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Board awards 14.25 contact hours. The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation has approved 7.5 hours for the first day and 14.25 for both.

Attendees will learn how to implement an interdisciplinary approach to management of stroke patients; review the risk factors, syndromes and complications of stroke; identify specific treatments for management of pain and immobility due to stroke; and how to help with stroke-related deficits in visual perception and cognition.

The two-day event includes speakers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Space is limited and registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The registration fee is $400. To register, call Karen Schultz, lead physical therapist at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, at (920) 794-5176.

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Contact: Jen Strebel (920-496-6369)

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