Hospital to Host Conference on Brain Injury Recovery

February 16, 2005

Helen Hayes Hospital will host a conference entitled Brain Injury Recovery: From Coma to Community, on April 19, 2005 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. Presenting will be members of the traumatic brain injury rehabilitation team from the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit, Day Hospital and Transitional Rehabilitation Center, including a neurologist, nurse practitioner and physical, occupational and speech therapists.

The conference will focus on how to maximize recovery from brain injury, emphasizing the utilization of a collaborative and interdisciplinary team approach to care. Topics will include an overview of brain injury recovery; medication management; behavioral manifestations; neuro-psychological testing; case study presentation. Nurses, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, speech language pathologists, vocational counselors, therapeutic recreation specialists, case managers and other healthcare professionals interested in brain injury are encouraged to attend.

Helen Hayes Hospital provides the region’s most extensive continuum of rehabilitation care for individuals recovering from brain injury. Those who have sustained a brain injury through trauma, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage, anoxia, brain tumor or infection can all benefit from rehabilitation. The hospital has established programs to deal with the patient’s full spectrum of needs, including coma recovery, acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, a Day Hospital and a Transitional Rehabilitation Center, as well as brain injury support groups.

The conference on April 19 is approved for continuing education credits and registration is $15.00. For additional information, or to register, call Maureen Miele at 845-786-4721.