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LCDR Joann Shen , MS CCC-SLP & LTJG Megan Kelly, OTR/L MS, MSC, USN. The Patient Centered Team : How an Interdisciplinary Approach Can Be Used in Treatment of mTBI For Service M embers.
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Objective: This session will provide an overview of some of the cognitive and visual domains that can be addressed with service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in interdisciplinary therapy sessions with SLP and OT. We will discuss the process of clinical collaboration and how we treat cognition and visual symptoms in mTBI through an interdisciplinary approach.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:1. Explain what is an interdisciplinary model for the rehabilitation of mTBI2. Describe how to treat cognition and visual symptoms through collaboration3. Summarize how an interdisciplinary approach can be used in treatment of mTBI
WHERE DID WE START- 5 staff members in TBI trailer- Multiple sites across base- Specialized care (multidisciplinary)- Traditional medical, including pharmacologic treatments, allied health therapy
WHERE ARE WE NOWServices available for concussion therapy:Traditional medical therapy, including pharmacologic treatments, allied health treatments with physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy. Complementary and alternative medicine (sleep hygiene, art therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness, yoga, etc.)
WHERE ARE WE HEADED- Multiple pathways to recovery (Return to Duty vs. Return to Community)- Identify & participate in research to contribute to scientific TBI body of knowledge (outcome measures/ validate best practice models)
CHALLENGES:- Logistics (admin barrier, provider schedules, unstaffed teams)- Medical vs. Rehab model- Provider’s willingness to participate and collaborate- Redundancy of services