April 23rd Meeting - Rehabilitation Nurses Society

April 2015
RNS Newsletter
~ April 23rd Meeting ~
Topic: Coaching Adults with Brain Injury: Joints Solutions & Strategies
Our Mission
Location: Winways, 7732 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, California 92869
RNS is a membership
organization for
medical care
coordination that
provides continuing
education and
Speaker: Dr. Mary R.T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Mary Kennedy received her Ph.D. degree from University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to earning her
doctorate degree, she received both of her Master of Arts degrees from California State University of
The professional goal
of its members is to
advocate for quality
patient care while
utilizing community
resources in a cost
effective manner
Upcoming Meetings
Currently, Dr. Kennedy is a professor at the Chapman University of Communication Sciences and Disorders
since 2014. She was the Associate Professor at University of Minnesota in Speech-Language-Hearing
Sciences. She has an extensive background as an expert in communication disorders both in the clinical
rehabilitation settings and in academia settings. Her professional licenses included California State and
Minnesota State Speech-Language Pathology; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language
Pathology; American- Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Board Certification of Adults, Academy of
Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences.
Dr. Kennedy received numerous awards such as Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and
Sciences (ANCDS) honors in Nov. 2013. She is a fellow of American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association. She is editor as well as has authored in many professional journals and publications in speech,
language & hearing research arena.
Objectives of the program:
• August 27th
At the end of this presentation, the attendants will be able to:
1. Define Executive Functions (EF) and Self-regulation (SR) after brain injury
2. Identify executive dysfunction and self-dysregulation after brain injury
3. Associate the relationship between EF& SR
4. List how patient learn after brain injury
5. Recognize best practice principles that support a coaching approach
6. Differentiate coaching versus traditional therapy
7. Identify who can benefit from coaching versus didactic approaches
• September 24th
Target Audience: Nurses, case managers and other health care professionals
• May 28th
• June – Dark
• July 23rd
• October 22nd
• December 3rd
11:30 -12:00
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 2:50
2:50 - 3:00
• April Program
• President's
• Program
Registration Form 3
• RNS Annual
Renewal Info
Visit us on our website:
Luncheon, Networking, Introductions
Define EF & SR
Relationships and patients for EF & SR
Coaching principles
Comparing coaching and other approaches
Meeting adjourn
Registration form
See page 3
Members $25.00
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meal available upon prior request
11:30 - 12:00 Networking
12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon – More Networking
1:00 - 3:00 Presentation for CEUs
CEU’s: Approved for 2 hours
BRN provider # 01219
CCMC Approval Pending
To register for meeting contact: Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816(preferred) or (951) 237-8500
[email protected]
Presidents Message
April 2015
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By Renae Paulson, RN
Spring has officially come and I hope you
are enjoying all the blooming plants. It
reminds me that this is the season of new
beginnings. The days are longer and I love
the breezes and sunny skies of the spring
What changes do you make when spring
comes? My earliest memories are of school
vacation, new dresses and shoes, and
playing outside.
And then there are the expectations of
getting the house clean “from top to bottom”.
The curtains and windows were washed,
inside and out, cob webs were hunted down
and cleaned, and everything was moved out
and cleaned.
Last month Dr. Gottlieb spoke to us about
the psycho-social aspects of the pain
syndrome and what struck me was his
studies on the pain culture and how my
beliefs and attitudes impact my behavior and
effectiveness in caring for others. I am
motivated to not just clean up my physical
surroundings but also my emotional cob
webs too.
Dr. Gottlieb is an expert
Management and you can
information on our website.
Ending our meetings with a raffle is a special
treat provided to us by friends and members
and we are truly thankful for the prizes.
See you at the next meeting!
Springtime can also be a time to reawaken
relationships. While cleaning out your
drawers look for opportunities to call an old
friend or send a note to someone you
haven’t seen in awhile. Be sure to ‘ink in’ the
RNS meetings for the 4th Thursday of
everyone month.
in Pain
find his
Renae Paulson, RN
RNS President
Board of
Directors 2015
April 2015
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Renae Paulson, RN, CCM
(626) 286-0239
[email protected]
Lily Lee-Martyn, RN, MPH, DCH, CCM
Vice President
(626) 712-7166
[email protected]
Rochelle Stearns
V. P. Committee Member
[email protected]
Merrilee De Bry, RN, BSN, CCM, PHN, MA
(714) 280-1816(preferred)
or (951) 237-8500
[email protected]
Rita Pathmanaban, RN, CCRN
Recording Secretary
(714) 336-3212
[email protected]
Toni Bethke
Corresponding Secretary
(949) 573-3435
[email protected]
Maryanne Sawoski, RN
Member at Large (membership)
(818) 753-5106
Cell (818) 730-8490
[email protected]
Please RSVP for meeting by e-mail, phone or mail.
E-mail: [email protected] or Call: Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816(preferred) or (951) 237-8500
April 23rd RNS Meeting
Topic: Coaching Adults with Brain Injury: Joints Solutions & Strategies
Location: Winways, 7732 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, California 92869
Speaker: Dr. Mary R.T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Number of members
_____ at $25.00
Number of non-members: _____ at $35.00
Detach and mail to….
(Please include your check)
Merrilee De Bry
c/o RNS
7963 E. Quinn Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92808
Regular Meal
Vegetarian Meal
Address: __________________________________
City: ____________________
State:_____ ZIP: ____________________
Remember, if you register, you are still responsible for paying for the meal, even if you don’t attend.
April 2015
Mark your calendar to attend
the April 23rd meeting …..
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Introducing our new member’s business……
To e-mail your reservation,
send an e-mail to:
[email protected]
To RSVP by phone call:
Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816
or (951) 237-8500
Mail your completed registration to:
Merrilee De Bry
c/o RNS
7963 E. Quinn Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92808
We’re on the Web!
see us at
Membership Enrollment
We are accepting memberships for 2015.
Applications are on the RNS website or will be available at the
April 23rd meeting.
RNS c/o
Toni Bethke, Webmaster
18A Journey, Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
[email protected]
April 23rd Meeting:
Dr. Mary R.T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP at Winways