Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Membership Meeting - 5/9/18

Paoli, PA US
May 9, 2018


Two topics will be presented during the Association of Rehabilitation Nurse Membership meeting on 5/9/18.  They are:  “It Takes a Village: End of Life & TBI” and “Breaking Bad: TBI Advocacy Navigation Amidst Hospital Bias”.  Learn useful information that will help you to identify behavioral and cognitive deficits of Traumatic Brain Injury patients which impact your medical care plans and treatments. Also learn ways to advocate quality End of Life care decisions for your TBI/chronically disabled patients.

Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to Claim CE Certificate
  • Attend planned length of activity missing no more than 10 minutes
  • Verification of attendance via sign-in sheet
  • You will receive an email, after 1-2 business days, prompting you to complete an evaluation on
  • Evaluation completion with electronic signature (30 days to complete)

Target Audience



Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:

"It Takes a Village: End of Life & TBI"

  • Identify three co-morbidities, based on the example given, for Traumatic Brain Injury patients
  • List two cognitive and two behavioral deficits and how they impacted Cancer care
  • Describe three ways staff can assist to increase the quality of end of life care 
  • Identify the role of the rehab nurse in supporting patients/staff/hospice care
  • Describe the Final Wishes Checklist and its benefits

"Breaking Bad: TBI Advocacy Navigation Amidst Hospital Bias"

  • Identify ethical issues with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • List medical decision making issues with long term Traumatic Brain Injury individuals
  • Site cognitive, functional, worsening neurological and physical changes in aging with Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Increase awareness via case study ways to advocate for patient wishes and quality of life across post-acute settings
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/09/2018 - 5:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/09/2018 - 7:00pm EDT
ReMed Recovery Care
16 Industrial Blvd
Suite 203
Paoli, PA 19031
United States

No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.

Mary Anne Saveoz, BSN,RN,CRRN

Mary Anne Saveoz has been a rehab nurse for 40 years and worked with mixed disabilities in acute free-standing rehab, hospital-based rehab, SNF and home care. She has subspecialized in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for 6 years at Magee Rehab and for 20 years @ Remed recovery Care, a long-term community re-entry & residential TBI program. Rehab nurses deal with losses of all kinds. In working with this population of TBI individuals now 20-40 years post injury she has had a unique opportunity to be on the forefront of helping those “aging with a Brain Injury.” Over the past six years there have been five long term patients diagnosed with various cancers. She has worked closely with these patients/family/staff at multiple sites in supporting both the medical changes with their cancers as well as their baseline behavioral and cognitive deficits and how they changed as the disease progressed. This presentation will show what this team has learned about supporting these patients even in their longest journey.

Helen Carmine, CRNP, MSN, CRRN

Helen Carmine has been a nurse for over forty years and has worked over thirty years within Rehabilitation hospitals and Recovery Care centers.  She has multiple professional affiliations including, the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Brain Injury Association.  She was the President and Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Association of Rehabilitation Nurses during 2005-2007 and was the Chairman of the Education Committee during 2003-2006.  Helen has presented at numerous national and regional seminars and has authored or co-authored several articles in professional publications.  Examples: Advanced Practice topics on long term management of Individuals with TBI, ranging from long term primary care issues;  Sexuality, Specialty topics including Sleep Apnea and TBI; Metabolic Syndrome and TBI; Falls Prevention and TBI; Suicidality a Call to Action in TBI.  


  • RNs will be able to claim CE credit
  • All others will receive a Certificate of Participation

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Participation


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By learner; any applicable course fee will be refundable prior to October 30th, 2017. After October 30th, 2017 there will be no refunds. BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

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