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ACMA Central Texas and
Blue Water Home Care
Invite You to a FREE Virtual Educational Event

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Flattening the Disability Curve:
The Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation
Following COVID-19 hospitalization

You may have heard of “Flattening the Curve” related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. There is another curve on the rise: the rehabilitation needs of patients following a COVID-19 hospitalization. Patients may have recovered medically, but a large percentage are experiencing long term complications and residual effects that need to be addressed by inpatient rehabilitation, so they may resume their previous lives prior to having COVID-19.

  • In this presentation we will discuss complications following a COVID-19 hospitalization that can be treated at LTAC or Acute Rehabilitation levels of care.
  • Residual effects experienced by patients following a COVID-19 hospitalization.
  • What services need to be available, so COVID-19 patients can receive the most positive outcomes.
  • The benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation following a COVID-19 hospitalization.
  • What criteria might be used for admission to some LTAC or Acute Rehabilitation facilities

Objectives

  • To identify complications following a COVID-19 hospitalization that can be treated at LTAC or Acute Rehabilitation levels of care
  • To identify residual effects experienced by patients following a COVID-19 hospitalization.
  • To identify what services need to be available, so COVID-19 patients can receive the most positive outcomes.
  • To identify the benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation following a COVID-19 hospitalization.
  • To identify what criteria might be used for admission to some LTAC or Acute Rehabilitation facilities.

When

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Presented by

Tes Palin, RN, BSN
Texas NeuroRehab Center 

About Tes Palin

Tes Palin is the Director of Business Development at Texas NeuroRehab Center and has 13 years of healthcare marketing experience. She previously a Director of Marketing roles both Mentis Neuro Health and St. David’s Healthcare. Tes graduated from UT Austin with a BS in Advertising and began her career in New York City working as a graphic designer at Vogue Magazine and then as an Art Director for Volvo Cars of North America. After experiencing, 9/11, and a desire to help others, she decided to return to Texas to pursue a career in nursing. After obtaining a BS in Nursing from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio she worked as a RN in the CVICU at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. She began her healthcare marketing career in Houston at Triumph Healthcare as a clinical liaison. After marketing for Acute Hospitals, LTAC, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health and Post-Acute Brain Injury Programs she landed in her current position at Texas NeuroRehab Center. She currently lives in Downtown Austin with her husband, Chris and dog, Luna.    

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