CARF-Supported Nursing Rehab Training Program Offered in June

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The field of rehabilitation has developed rapidly in China in recent years, creating huge demand for rehabilitation professionals and relatively limited education and training capacity; both the education and practice institutions face a variety of challenges. As a leader in rehabilitation service and training, LIH is
committed to introducing advanced international treatment and management techniques to combine with Chinese needs. Rehabilitation nursing is a critical part of comprehensive care yet  support in China, yet only a few training programs targeting rehabilitation nurses have been organized, with varying consistency and quality.

Dr. Kristen L. Mauk

Dr. Kristen L. Mauk

It is our privilege to cooperate with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) and renowned scholar Dr. Kristen L. Mauk to launch a series of comprehensive rehabilitation nursing courses in China in June 2016. Dr. Mauk has more than 30 years of experience in rehabilitation nursing and teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in American universities. Dr. Mauk is a recent past president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) (United States) and has served ARN in many roles, most significantly including the Council of Leaders, Editor of the 5th edition of the Core Curriculum, PRN course faculty, and the task force to develop the ARN Professional Rehabilitation Nursing Competency Model. She has authored or edited eight books, including two recognized with an AJN Book of the Year Award. She is the co-founder and President of Senior Care Central/International Rehabilitation Consultants, providing educational, clinical, and legal nurse consulting in rehabilitation and senior care in the U.S. and internationally.

Dr. Mauk has taught short courses to nurses and students in China over the past few years, and is well aware of the development gap of this profession in China. By combining her academic expertise and local needs, she developed this comprehensive course especially for nurses or nursing students to provide a thorough introduction to rehabilitation nursing. The course is offered in an intensive format over a 2 week period, involving approximately 104 contact hours in one block of nearly consecutive days. The course will include an experiential component, videos, case studies, quizzes, group activities, discussions, skills demonstration and practice, and relevant competencies. Screening tools, current models, care planning, and evidence-based rehabilitation techniques will be presented.

Topics covered include: introduction to rehabilitation, nutrition/dysphagia, maintaining skin integrity, bowel and bladder management, mobility, psychosocial issues, and cardiopulmonary rehab. Rehabilitation nursing care of patients with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, amputation, and joint replacement are also addressed. Special consideration for geriatric and pediatric populations are discussed.

The course will be delivered in English by Dr. Mauk with simultaneous translation provided in Chinese. Additional course materials will be provided in Chinese. At the end of the course, participants will gain competency in basic rehabilitation nursing skills and a certificate of practice will be issued jointly by CARF, Chinese local rehabilitation governing authority, and LIH.

 “Dr.Kris Mauk is a world-wide leader in rehabilitation nursing. She understands and uses CARF standards to assist rehab nurses to understand their unique role in the interdisciplinary team. —- By Christine M.MacDonell FACRM,Managing Director,CARF International

Course Information

Host: Yunnan Provincial Rehabilitation Medicine Association & LIH

Location: Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Venue: 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Time: 5 June to 17 June 2016

Fee: 4500RMB per person, transportation and accommodation not included

Registration Inquiry:, +86-13522341845




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