These conferences and courses are presented for Seattle Children's Hospital employees and community healthcare professionals.

October 29, 2014

TrachSAFE Emergency Airway Management Course

The goal of the TrachSAFE course is to educate healthcare professionals to prepare, practice and prevent airway emergencies in a child with a tracheostomy. Participants will be actively engaged in an immersive educational experience in a safe environment for learners to ask questions, refine their skills and practice emergency care through return demonstration and simulation scenario-based learning.

Note: This is not a certification course.

November 15, 2014

Back Pain in Young Athletes

Back dysfunction in the pediatric and adolescent patient represents a large part of pediatric physical therapy practice. The pediatric population presents with different mechanisms of injury, pathophysiology and paths to recovery from the adult population. Understanding differential diagnosis and utilizing evaluation specific to this population is key to developing a safe and effective treatment plan to return the patient to their prior level of function and participation. This one-day course was developed to provide the clinician with a deeper understanding of diagnosis and treatment issues specific to children with back pain and related spine dysfunction.

January 31, 2015

Neuroplasticity and Neurorecovery: Understanding Through Case Review

This course will provide brief overview of the neuroanatomy of the central nervous system for medical professionals. Discussion surrounding neuroplasticity and neurorecovery in rehabilitation will be incorporated with clinical case review. The intended audience is allied health professionals with an emphasis on speech, occupational and physical therapists who have previous exposure to pertinent coursework in neuroanatomy. The structure of the course provides an opportunity for clinicians to review current understanding in neurorecovery with updates in neuroplasticity and interventions in both children and adults as well as application of that knowledge towards clinical treatment.