Hospital Processes and the Foundation of Rehabilitation

Hospital Processes and The Foundation of Rehabilitation
Webinar Date:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Presented By: Valerie Pasnau, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN, PCCN, Vice President, Clinical Development & Operations, Vibra Healthcare

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Session Description: This webinar will address a variety of general hospital processes including staffing, from recruitment to training and retention and ensuring a safe work environment for employees and patients by complying with safety standards such as The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal initiative and OSHA Standards. In addition to discussing these general processes, the presenter will focus on rehabilitation ‎specific hospital processes, identifying the unique requirements and risks in medical rehabilitation facilities, addressing the foundations of rehabilitation, including elements of the WHO ICF model and the purpose and benefits of collaboration in the interdisciplinary team.

The content of the webinar encompasses topics identified in the body of knowledge, upon which the new Medical Rehabilitation Management Certification (MRMC) exam is based. ‎

At the end of this presentation, particpants should be able to: 

  • Discuss strategies in employee recruitment, engagement and retention.‎
  • Identify standards to minimize the risk of injury and provide a safe environment for both employees and patients.‎
  • Explain the components of an interdisciplinary team model and its importance in the foundations of rehabilitation. ‎


Dr. Valerie Pasnau DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN has served as Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations for Vibra Healthcare for the past ten years. With her many years of experience as a nurse, a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences, and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, Valerie utilizes her core talent of storytelling to engage and provide training that goes beyond facts and logic to connect heart and mind.



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AMRPA webinars include a live presentation over the telephone or VoIP (audio over the computer), with accompanying handouts online. They provide the educational value of a conference session, without the hassle and expense of travel. A live webinar also provides the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the question and answer period.

Your registration fee includes one web connection, one audio connection*, one PDF of the slide presentation (when provided by presenter), access to the webinar recording and evaluation for continuing education credits. Login information is unique to the registration and not to be shared. 




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Learner Notification

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.   


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and AMRPA.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Amedco LLC designates this live and enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours

All CME activities must adhere to the ACCME’s content validation requirements. If/when any specific recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity are made, they must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. In addition, all CME presentations must avoid commercial bias.  All presenters must use the required disclosure slide that names any financial relationships or discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a medicine or device. 

Health Care Executives:  AMRPA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:  This webinar is pending for 0.1 AOTA CEU. (1 contact hour)The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AMRPA is approved AOTA Provider #6595.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Healthcare Executives, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Educational Level: All levels
Instructional Methods: Lecture in Live Interactive Webinar
AOTA Classification Code: Professional Issues

AMRPA is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# xxxx. This (Distance Learning - Interactive/Independent) is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate, Professional Issues). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:

  • Discuss strategies in employee recruitment, engagement and retention.‎
  • Identify standards to minimize the risk of injury and provide a safe environment for both employees and patients.‎
  • Explain the components of an interdisciplinary team model and its importance in the foundations of rehabilitation. ‎

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

Last Name           First Name           Disclosure

Hein                     Melanie               Nothing to disclose

Pasnau                 Valerie                     Nothing to disclose

Instructor Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosure Statements can be found at the Registration links. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up to two business days prior to a webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event that an AMRPA webinar is cancelled, participants will be contacted by email immediately and allowed the option to receive a full refund or transfer their registration fee to a future AMRPA event.

CME Live Activity Overview 
To be eligible for documentation of CME credit, physicians must attend the entire live webinar and complete an evaluation form. All physician attendees will be contacted after the live webinar with CME evaluation information. 

If you require special assistance to register for an event or access online content, please contact Melanie Hein ([email protected] or 1-847-686-2325) at AMRPA Headquarters to inform us of your special needs. 

Grievance Policy
AMRPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. 

We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

(1)    Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AMRPA representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

(2)    If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows.

(3)    The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.

For questions regarding continuing education information, please contact AMRPA Senior Education Administrator, Melanie Hein, at [email protected]