• October 20, 2021 – Noon to 1:00 P.M. CCMC presents an ethical training titled, “Who’s the Victim:  Management of TBI in MVA” Presented by Ellen Mitchell. On a rainy November day, DG, an undocumented day laborer employed as a bike food delivery worker is riding along a busy avenue, in the bike lane.  Suddenly, a 68-year-old male, SV, experiences a CVA (Stroke).  He loses control of his SUV and careens into DG.  DG is thrown from his  bicycle, resulting in a TBI. Both are taken to the same area hospital and placed in the Neuro ICU… In this session, we will develop this case study and explore ethical considerations for the case management of the TBI client involved in a MVA.  The CM will be challenged to identify and resolve ethical conflicts identified in caring for both parties, both of whom suffer a brain injury and one of whom is undocumented.
  • The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is proud to present the New Virtual Annual Statewide Brain Injury Education Conference Series. Six one hour webinars presented on six different days throughout 2021. $20.00 a CEU credit! All six for $100.00! *Please note:  Cost for the May 17th, 2021 and the June 9th 2021 presentations are free for school nurses.  They may pay $10 for a CEU credit. All other attendees are at regular conference prices.
  • April 23, 2021 – Noon to 1:00 P.M. CCMC presents an ethical training titled, “Ethics and Evidence:  Hard Hats and Hard Choices” Presented by Michelle Baker. Joe, a 57-year-old construction worker, is hired onto a job building a four-story office building in a new industrial park some distance from town.  He arrives on the worksite, and realizes his own hard hat has a broken strap and needs repair.  Rather than send him off the job site, and having to hire a new worker, which would result in time delays, the construction manager provides Joe with a hard-hat. Joe didn’t think this hard hat was up to code, but he accepts it and moves on.  Later, as Joe is walking from one part of the site to another, he is suddenly struck in the head by a loose beam that had disconnected from its hoist and fell 10 feet.  Joe was rendered unconscious, taken to the nearest ED and found to have a closed head injury with TBI… In this session, consideration will be given to the case management of a client injured in a workplace accident, using this case study scenario.
  • May 17, 2021 – 1:00-2:15 PM Title:  "Multi-modal Approach to the Management of Acute Concussions" Presented by Dr. John Garlick, DPT, OCS and Dr. Amity Rubeor, DO, CAQSM School Nurses, ATs, PTs & others interested Cost: FREE for school nurses or $10 for school nurses to receive a CEU*; all others are at regular conference prices There is a need in Rhode Island to standardize the approach to acute concussion management in order to ensure a timely and safe return to prior level of function. This includes early identification and intervention, as well as a team approach, in order to properly manage each induvial back to their prior level of function. In the ideal situation school faculty including teachers, nurses and coaches will be skilled in being able to identify a possible concussion based on general symptoms and student behavior in order to promptly refer that student to their physician or a physical therapist who specializes in concussion management. In this session, there will be discussion of the role of the physical therapist in the management of acute and chronic concussions including early education and reassurance, physical exertion testing, assistance with return to sport/learn, as well as programs for early detection and proper management including a more robust baseline testing. *underwritten by RI DOH for school nurses.
  • May 7, 2021 – 11:00 A.M. – noon. Title:  “Growing Resilience in Ambiguous Loss” Presented by Dr. Patrick G. McLeod, Harvard Chaplain for CRU and Tammy McLeod, Harvard Chaplain Tammy and Pat McLeod discuss the true story of their journey through ambiguous loss―both having and not having their son. It's the story of a family who faced unexpected heartbreak, a story that offers us all glimpses of how we can pick up the pieces, redefine expectations, and trust God for hope in the midst of unresolved pain.
  • June 4, 2021 – Noon to 1:00 P.M. Title:   Covid 19 – Neurocognitive and Psychological Effects. Presented by Gordon J. Horn, PhD National Deputy Director of Outcomes & Analytics Participants will learn about Neurological and Neuropsychological effects of COVID-19 as well as learn and understand the recovery process and psychological complications that may occur.  Participants will also learn about uncontrolled stress associated with the COVID pandemic and how this parallels the chronicity of traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases.  Participants will learn about stress management techniques for acute stress and chronic stress response.
  • June 9, 2021 -  3:30-4:45 PM  School Nurses, ATs, PTs & others interested Cost: FREE for school nurses or $10 for school nurses to receive a CEU*; all others are at regular conference prices. For School Nurses – Title: “The Rhode Island REAP Manual: A Concussion Management Program for Students “  Dr. Karen McAvoy & Doreen Grasso: This presentation will include a re-run of the webinar BIARI & NASHIA gave in August 2020, as well as additional information regarding the 2020 roll out of the RI REAP manual and its use in schools. The REAP is a multi-disciplinary concussion management system that streamlines the protocols for return-to-play and return-to-school. It outlines 4 components of student support, with this session concentrating on the “School Physical Team”. It is a great refresher, if you attended last year and is eligible for a CEU this year!
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Wed 21

Survivors – 3rd Wednesday of Month

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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2nd Trivia Competition to Support BIARI

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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