Treatment of Infants, Children and Teens with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury

Live Interactive Webinar
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

15 contact hours (synchronous learning)

This live interactive webinar (via Zoom) addresses all aspects of conservative and surgical management of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury over the course of infancy, childhood, and teen years.

Participants will:

  • be presented with a detailed overview of the anatomy of the initial nerve injury and the muscular and bony sequelae that often results in lifelong neuromuscular and orthopedic challenges.
  • gain a detailed understanding of surgical interventions, non-surgical medical interventions, and radiological tests enabling them to make appropriate medical referrals.
  • learn comprehensive examination and intervention strategies for each stage of recovery throughout infancy, childhood, and teen years.

This live webinar CE course includes video-taped demonstrations of specific examination tools and intervention strategies including traditional interventions as well as the use of state-of-the art technology. Strategies for family support and intervention will be discussed as well.

Course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Please read course requirements carefully before registering for this course. Webinar courses are final sale and are not refundable.


15 contact hour live webinar via Zoom.  To earn CE credits for this webinar, you must attend the entire session on both days.

Course requirements:

  • computer /tablet with webcam, speakers, microphone (or smartphone)
  • reliable internet access
  • completion of post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher
  • email access to receive course communications
  • ability to download files (printing optional)

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • identify the probable location and severity of a brachial plexus injury when presented with a newborn diagnosed with obstetric brachial plexus injury by a medical professional.
  • identify three complications of an obstetric brachial plexus injury on normal shoulder girdle anatomy.
  • identify three developmental motor patterns that may result in worsening of the injury and should be adapted on children with an obstetric brachial plexus injury.
  • develop a treatment plan for a newborn with an obstetric brachial plexus injury based on knowledge of shoulder girdle anatomy and developmental progressions.
  • identify and explain two surgical options for improving the self-care skills of a teen diagnosed with obstetric brachial plexus injury.
  • choose and justify an appropriate evaluation tool to assess levels of function in multiple areas for a given case scenario.
  • develop a treatment plan, based on the course treatment paradigm in combination with results of assessment, that would be appropriate for a child with an obstetric brachial plexus injury.
  • choose 3 treatment modalities based on a given a case scenario of a child with obstetric brachial plexus injury.

Agenda 

DAY 1 (10:30am - 7:00pm Eastern time | 7:30am to 4:00pm Pacific time)
Overview of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (1.5 hours)
Impact of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury on Shoulder Girdle Anatomy (1 hour)
Break (0.25 hours)
Developmental Apraxia related to Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (1 hour)
Lunch (0.5 hours)
Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury in the Newborn (0-3 months) (1.25 hours)
Surgical Interventions for Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury throughout Childhood (1.5 hours)
Break (0.25 hours)
Surgical Case Presentations (1 hour)
Review,  Questions & Answers (0.25 hour)

DAY 2 (10:30am - 7:00pm Eastern time | 7:30am to 4:00pm Pacific time)
Therapeutic Examination and Evaluation (2 hours)
Live/Video Assessment (0.5 hours)
Break (0.25 hour)
Intervention Principles for Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (OBPI) (1.75 hours)
Lunch (0.5 hour)
Application of Assessment and Intervention Principles in Children with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (1.5 hours)
Break (0.25 hours)
Video Case Studies/Group Problem Solving (1 hour)
Review, discussions and Q&A (0.75 hour)

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

This live interactive webinar course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits.

CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CEUs.

Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as:

  • AOTA approved provider of OT and OTA continuing education (#6177)
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by IDFPR/ Illinois Board of Physical Therapy (#216000227).
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive CE course is offered at 1.5 CEU (15 contact hours) Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition. (Course must be completed prior to 7/31/2025)

  • Physical Therapy Board of CaliforniaPhysical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 15 contact hours.

  • Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2022)

  • NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2022)

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    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

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Fast Facts

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Live Webinar


Who Should Attend:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Certified Hand Therapists
  • Registered Nurses

You have to attend both days to receive CE credits.

Online (Live Zoom Webinar):

Sat. Oct. 1 & Sat. Oct. 8, 2022
10:30am -7:00pm EST


Instructors:

Cindy Servello, MA, OTR

has been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist for the last thirty-five years. Over the last ten years, she has developed a specialty expertise in the treatment of infants and children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries.

In addition to being the primary therapist for The Neonatal Brachial Plexus Center in New Jersey with a group of pediatric neurologists, she serves as the national therapist consultant for the Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute where her responsibilities include consultation to therapists, parents, and physicians, primary involvement in clinics nationally in coordination with top level surgeons and brachial plexus specialists, and participation in brachial plexus seminars which address state-of-the-art surgical and treatment interventions.

Classes taught by Cindy Servello:

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What Students are Saying:

“The course was excellent….Cindy was a great presenter…I would recommend her class to anyone working with client’s who have BPI.“