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A Step in the Right Direction: Fall Injury Prevention Conference

You are invited to join us for A Step in the Right Direction, a conference focused on fall injury prevention.

July 31st, 2019
Mirador Retirement Community

There will be two sessions, one for healthcare professionals and another for the general community.

RSVP to Session One (Healthcare Professionals)
RSVP to Session Two (Community)

Session One (For Healthcare Professionals)

MD/NP/PA/Pharmacists/Social Workers will get two CME credits in Ethics (CME sponsored by Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital and Mirador)
Register for CME credit at conference

4 CEU credits are also available for nurses for $49.
Registration and payment for CEU credits is available by calling 361.698.2872 or by emailing rdelag@delmar.edu

Agenda
6:45 am to 7:45 am: Vendor booths open
7:50 am to 8:00 am: Introduction
8:15 am to 10:15 am: Presentation: Fall Injury Prevention
10:15 am- 10:45 am: Break/ Vendor booths open
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Presentation: Fall Injury Prevention continues

Speaker
Dr. Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant, is a retired Associate Director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Research Center of Inquiry and is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing, and rehabilitation are evident at a national level, with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety. For over 40 years, Dr. Quigley has practiced in the field of rehabilitation nursing, including 32.5 years with the Veterans Administration. She serves as a patient safety expert for fall and injury reduction

Session Two (For Community)

Resources and education for the community.

Agenda
1:15 pm – 1:20 pm: Introduction
1:20 pm – 3:00 pm: Fall Injury Prevention for Community
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Vendor booths open
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Tai Chi and Fall Prevention – John Castillo
4:00 pm – 5: 00 pm: Home Medication Safety

Speakers
John Castillo has practiced martial arts throughout his life. He became an instructor in August 2012. His expertise includes teaching traditional karate, along with Tai Chi.

Dr. Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, APRN, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant, is a retired Associate Director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Research Center of Inquiry and is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing, and rehabilitation are evident at a national level, with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety. For over 40 years, Dr. Quigley has practiced in the field of rehabilitation nursing, including 32.5 years with the Veterans Administration. She serves as a patient safety expert for fall and injury reduction

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Recognized Among Top 10% in the Nation

Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital has been named in the Top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the United States. The hospital’s care was cited as being as being patient-centered, effective, efficient and timely.

“We strive to deliver this higher level of care as our standard,” says Nicholas Nilest, CEO of Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital. “We have graciously been recognized as a top performing facility for three years now, but we never take it for granted. Our staff is exceptionally passionate about helping patients reach their full potential through the care we provide. We work daily to ensure patients are reaching their highest levels of ability and independence.”

Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital was ranked in the Top 10 percent from among 870 inpatient rehabilitation facilities nationwide by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-profit corporation that was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes.

“If you take into account that a national study has previously shown that inpatient rehabilitation facilities provide better long-term results for patients, being ranked at the top of that group validates the quality of care we provide,” says Dr. Michael Fuentes, Medical Director of Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, referencing a study commissioned by the ARA Research Institute that showed patients treated in inpatient facilities experienced improved quality of life as compared to skilled nursing facilities.

“To provide the highest level of rehabilitative care available in the United States to our own community is truly rewarding,” Fuentes says. “This means our family, friends, and colleagues don’t need to leave the area to receive the best care available.”

Through the UDSMR, Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital also will collaborate with peers throughout the nation to share information and establish best practices for patients. “This helps elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States,” Fuentes says.

Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital provides specialized rehabilitative services to patients who are recovering from or living with disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, cerebral palsy, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

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