Burn Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care

Burn Nurse Lifting Patient

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Patients with Burn Injury

This two-day intermediate level CE Symposium is designed to present the latest advancement in burn care and to discuss clinical guidelines in evidence based rehabilitation program for burn patients. Presentations will be made by physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social worker, pharmacist, and others involved in the care of burn injuries and their complications. Additionally, there will be lab sessions focused on casting and splinting techniques for upper and lower extremities, evaluation and treatment techniques for edema and scar management, and positioning and transfer techniques for the critically-ill burn patient.

This is an excellent CE for physical and occupational therapists interested in development of techniques in the management of burn injuries in all settings including home care. The presentation of rehabilitation programs are based on actual patient cases and outcomes and will allow the clinicians to utilize their knowledge immediately.

Friday, September 13 - Day 1
Lecture Room 160

TIME

Topic

Speaker(s)

7:30 a.m.

Registration/Breakfast

 

8:15 a.m.

Welcome/Introduction

Therapy Team

8:30 a.m.

Admission of Burn Patient

Kathy Supple RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

9:00 a.m.

Infection Prevention and Treatment

Kathy Supple RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

9:30 a.m.

Wound Management

Kathy Supple RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

10:00 a.m.

Pharmacology/Nutrition in Burn Care

Sarah Szulc, PharmD

10:45 a.m.

Break

 

11:00 a.m.

Surgical Intervention

Michael J. Mosier, MD, FACS

Noon

Lunch

 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 P.M.

Facial Burn Management

Kate O’Sullivan-SLP

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Therapy Interventions in Acute Care and Sub-Acute Care

MELISSA LANE, MS, OTR/L
NINA HARTMANN, MOT, OTR/L
MATT GIFFHORN, PT, DPT

3:00 p.m.

Therapy Interventions in the Outpatient Setting

Rebecca Trantowski Farrell, PT, DPT

4:00 p.m.

Questions

 

4:30 p.m.

End of Day 1

 

 

 

Saturday, September 14 - Day 2
Lecture: Leischner Hall, Room 390
Labs: Rooms 60E, 62, L71

TIME

Topic

Speaker(s)

7:30 a.m.

Registration/Breakfast

 

8:00 a.m.

Therapy Interventions in Acute Care and Sub-Acute Care Cont.

Melissa Lane, MS, OTR/L
Nina Hartmann, MOT, OTR/L
Matt Giffhorn, PT, DPT
 

9:00 a.m.

Scar Management of the Face

John Angelico, CP, OTR, FAAOP

 9:45 a.m.

Psychosocial Aspect/Support Group

Kelly McElligott, AM, LCSW

10:45 a.m.

Break

 

11:00 a.m.

Burn Prevention

Kelly McElligott, AM, LCSW

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

 

1:00 p.m.

Lab (pick one):

 

 

GROUP #1:
UE/LE casting/Splinting

Nina Hartmann, MOT, OTR/L
Jennifer Arndt, OTR/L, MS

 

GROUP #2:
Edema Management/Scar Management

Melissa Lane, MS, OTR/L

 

GROUP #3:
Transfers and Positioning

Matt Giffhorn, PT, DPT

4:00 p.m.

PATIENT PERSPECTIVE

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 P.M.

Questions & END of DAY

 

 

Meet your speakers

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Kathy Supple RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who has over 25 years of experience in caring for Burn Patients.  She has presented on a multitude of topics related to Burn Care at a national and international level and is past Board member of the American Burn Association.

Kelly McElligott, AM, LCSW

Received her Masters of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago.  After working in Child Welfare for nine years, she began working at LUMC.  Kelly has been the social worker for the Burn Unit for three years and in that time has coordinated the SOAR program, facilitated the Links of Hope burn survivor support group, and participated in Camp I Am Me for young burn survivors.  Kelly has given a presentation to RIC staff on the psychosocial needs of burn patients.  Kelly has also provided school re-entry programs for some of our young patients.

Sarah Szulc, PharmD

Studied pharmacy at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy.  She completed residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and started working at Loyola University Medical Center in 2011.  For the past year she has been working in the Burn Unit helping to manage patients’ medications.

Jennifer Arndt, OTR/L, MS

Registry occupational therapist at Loyola University Medical Center . She graduated from Rush University in 2007 with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.  She began her career in acute care as a float therapist at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison where she was first introduced to burn therapy.  In 2009 she accepted a full time burn therapy position in Dallas, Texas at Parkland Memorial Hospital.  Her work at Parkland included treatment of burn patients, splinting/casting, increasing therapists’ presence in the operating room for treatment of patients under anesthesia, training of fellow therapists and students requesting burn therapy experience, nursing school education, as well as burn unit staff inservicing on burn therapy and the role of burn therapist in the ICU/ACU.  In 2011 she began a skin stretch study with Dr. Vincent Gabriel and Dr. Karen Kowalske and presented at the 2011 American Burn Association annual meeting on splinting and casting.

John Angelico,CP, OTR, FAAOP

Licensed certified prosthetist. He graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois in 1979, attended Northwestern University for the prosthetics program and was certified in 1980.  John serves as Chairman of the Board of Scheck and Siress Prosthetics Inc, and specializes in LE prosthetics.  He is a contracted Prosthetist with the Shriners Hospital in Chicago.   John is a burn facemask specialist for all the burn units in the Chicago area.  He has presented for AAOP on HD/HP and has published articles in JPO and In Motion.   John has been a prosthetic examiner for ABC since 2005.

Kathryn O’Sullivan, CCC-SL

Speech-language pathologist at Loyola University Medical Center since 2005.  As the primary burn clinician since 2007, she has treated adults and children with mild to severe thermal and chemical burn injuries.  Kathryn specializes in evaluating and treating dysphagia in the critically ill population.  She provides services for patients on Loyola’s burn unit to address dysphagia related to prolonged critical illness, including TENS and SJS.

Michael J. Mosier, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery & Vice Chair of Clinical Trials at Loyola University Medical Center Department of Surgery, Burn & Shock Trauma Institute, and Director of the Loyola Burn Center education program for residents, students, and nursing staff. Dr Mosier received his general surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center, and his surgical critical training and burn training at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Dr Mosier received numerous honors including Juan Angelats Distinguished Service Award.

He is a reviewer for various professional publications including Burns, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Burn Care and Research, and Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. In 2013 Dr Mosier wrote chapters to “ Flame burns. Encyclopedia of Trauma Care”, “Emergency Care of the Burned Victim” and “Fasciotomy : Upper and Lower Extremity, Atlas of Emergency/Trauma Surgical Techniques”.

Rebecca Trantowski Farrell, PT, DPT

Registry physical therapist at Loyola University Medical Center. Previously Becca was a senior therapist on the Burn Service line. Since 2009 she is also Assistant Instructor for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Program in Program in Physical Therapy, Adjunct Instructor Morton College PTA Program, and Adjunct Instructor Midwestern University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program. Becca was a co-investigator in the research project on the impact of social support on discharge disposition and functional outcomes in patients with Acute Burns.

Melissa Lane, MS, OTR/L

Graduated from Rush University and has been working at Loyola University Medical Center since 2006. During that time, Melissa has been specializing in burn rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist.  Melissa gives lectures at multiple local universities, state therapy conferences, and national burn meetings regarding burn rehabilitation, splinting, and scar management.  In her current practice, Melissa serves as a mentor to fellow therapy staff members, actively participates in current research, and regularly educates nursing and medical staff in the burn unit about the importance of therapy after a burn injury.  Melissa designed the current burn competency for new staff members.

Matt Giffhorn, PT, DPT

Physical therapist on the burn unit at Loyola University Medical center.  Matt attended Saint Louis University for both undergraduate and graduate studies.  He brings current evidence based practice and a fresh perspective to the burn unit.  Matt is currently involved in a department of defense study  regarding rehab treatment times related to patient outcomes.  Additionally, Matt is educating area physical therapy students about burn rehabilitation at a burn symposium.

Nina Hartmann, MOT, OTR/L

Graduated from Midwestern University and has been working at Loyola University Medical Center since 2011. Nina began working at Loyola on the General Surgery/Trauma service lines, covering the burn service line as needed. In the fall of 2011, Nina began working full-time in the Burn ICU and step-down unit. Her current practice includes evaluation/treatment of burn patients, splinting/casting, mentoring new and current staff members and students in burn care and splinting, developing burn specific casting protocol and participating in current research. Nina also assisted in developing a burn-related lecture for the 2012 ILOTA conference.