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ECMC to host symposium on rehab for acute care patients

Erie County Medical Center will host a rehabilitation symposium March 10 on its Grider Street campus.

Physical and occupational therapists and assistants, as well as speech pathologists and therapy students are encouraged to attend the symposium, entitled “A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Acute Care Patient.”

The event starts at 8 a.m. with an update on treatment strategies for stroke patients from Dr. Kenneth Snyder, neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery, radiology and neurology with the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Breakout sections on treatment ideas for acute care patients follow until 3 p.m. They will include workshops on swallowing case studies, safe patient handling, patient handling, evidence-based wound care, interventions for low vision, tech tools for communication, post-ICU care, palliative care, and helping stroke patients with psychological issues.

Continuing Education Credits will be given.

Register online here by Feb. 26.

Cost is $150 and includes lunch and related materials; student rate is $50.

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