Three Important Rehabilitation Diagnoses: Encephalopathy, Critical Illness Neuropathy and Myopathy
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FacultyRichard C. Senelick, MD
Dr. Senelick is a physician specializing in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation. He is the Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press, the publishing arm of one the nation's largest rehabilitation hospital systems. Dr. Senelick served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA in San Antonio, Texas for 30 years. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Senelick writes a blog on health care related issues for the Huffington Post and The Atlantic. In addition Dr. Senelick is the Stroke Community Expert for WebMD, the largest source of online health information.
He is a frequently sought after speaker both nationally and internationally. Amongst his many books and publications, he has authored Living with Stroke: A Guide for Patients and Families, Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Families, and The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook.
Disclosure: Dr. Senelick has no financial relationships to disclose
Planning CommitteeDavid Carr, MD is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Professor, medicine and neurology
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Parc Provence
Medical Director, The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
- Research Support/Grants: NIA, Missouri Department of Transportation, and State Farm
- Consulting: Medscape, TIRF, University of Toronto, and AAAFTS
- Speakers' Bureaus/Honoraria: St. Louis Alzheimer's Association, ADED, and Canadian Psychiatric Association
Elissa Charbonneau DO, MS is the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Services at HealthSouth Corporation.
Elissa Charbonneau has no financial relationships to disclose.
Tedra Cleveland, MSHA, MBA, CHC is the National Director of Medical Services at HealthSouth Corporation.
Tedra has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard C. Senelick, MD is an Adjunct Professor of Neurology.
Dr. Senelick has no financial relationships to disclose
Joseph Stillo, MD, PhD is Vice President of Medical Services, HealthSouth Corporation.
Dr. Stillo has no financial relationships to disclose.
- Review the clinical approach to the patient with weakness and identify the different locations in the nervous system that cause weakness.
- Describe the basic neurologic examination for rehabilitation physicians.
- Explain how to make the diagnosis of "Encephalopathy" and examine the medical literature on its incidence in critically ill and ICU patients.
- Define Critical Illness Myopathy and Polyneuropathy, review the pertinent medical literature and list the necessary steps in appropriate documentation.
Target AudienceThis course is designed for internists, intensivists, hospitalists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, and physical, speech and occupational therapists as well as case managers.
Publication Date: December 14, 2019
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by EncompassHealth Corporation and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Awarded for this Activity:
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- Bolton CF, Young GB: Managing the nervous system effects of sepsis. Chest 2007; 131;1273-1274.
- Hough CL: Improving physical function during and after critical care. Curr Opin Crit Care 2013; 19:488-495.
- Iwashyna TJ, Ely EW et al: Long term cognitive impairment and functional disability among survivors of sever sepsis. JAMA 2010; 304:1787-1794.
- Tellez PA, Nusr R et al: Early physical rehabilitation in the ICU: A review for the neurohospitalist. Neurohospitalist 2012; 2:96-105.
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