Summer Webinar Series Week 1 FINAL

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  • 1.Summer Webinar Series Week 1: Customers withBrain Injuries
  • 2.Welcome & Introductions Olivia White, OTR/LResource Occupational TherapistMedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Nathan Graeff, CTRSRegional Manager, Travel TrainingMTM, Inc.
  • 3.What is a Brain Injury? Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Caused by an external force Occurs after birth Types of TBI Concussion Contusion Diffuse axonal injury Coup-contrecoup injury Penetrating injury
  • 4.What is a Brain Injury? Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Injury to the brain which is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma Occurs after birth Types of ABI Anoxic brain injury Hypoxic brain injury Viral or bacterial infection CVA (Stroke) Ischemic (clots) Hemorrhagic (bleeds) TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)
  • 5.Annual Incidences of TBI & ABI
  • 6.Leading Annual Causes of ABI
  • 7.Leading Annual Causes of TBI
  • 8.Possible Deficits – Cognitive Difficulty processing information, expressing thoughts, or understanding others Shortened attention span Inability to understand abstract concepts Impaired decision making ability Difficulty orienting self to date, time, place, etc.
  • 9.Possible Deficits– Perceptual Change in hearing or sense of touch Change in smell & taste Change in vision Spatial disorientation Heightened sensitivity to pain
  • 10.Possible Deficits– Physical Persistent headaches Extreme mental or physical fatigue Tremors or seizures Weakness in extremities Sensitivity to light Sleep disorders Slurred speech Difficulty with balance
  • 11.Possible Deficits– Behavioral Irritability & impatience Reduced tolerance for stress Sluggishness Flattened or heightened emotions or reactions Denial of disability Increased aggressiveness
  • 12.Question 1 When working with an individual with a brain injury, what is the proper terminology to remain respectful?
  • 13.Question 2 What are physical or perceived barriers to an individual with a brain injury within the community setting? On public transportation?
  • 14.Question 3 What are some tips, tricks, or tools you find helpful when working with an individual with a brain injury within the community setting? On public transportation?
  • 15.Question 4 What are some safety concerns to be aware of when working with an individual with a brain injury within the community setting? On public transportation?
  • 16.Question 5 Do you have a specific example of a situation involving a customer with a brain injury that did not go as expected? How did you handle the situation? What would you do differently or suggest others do instead?
  • 17.Contact Information Olivia White, OTR/LResource Occupational TherapistMedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital olivia.g.white@medstar.net Nathan Graeff, CTRSRegional Manager, Travel TrainingMTM, Inc.ngraeff@mtm-inc.net
  • 18.Questions?