Title: Scoring Functional Cognition
Date: June 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 EASTERN time
This course focuses on the practical aspect of assigning accurate scores to the 5 Social-Cognition areas of the FIM(c) instrument.
- Participants will accurately define the functional areas of Comprehension, Expression, Social Interaction, Problem Solving and Memory.
- Participants will assign appropriate functional levels (1-7) to describe their patients' social/cognitive abilities, as defined by the FIM(c) definitions.
- Participants will have increased confidence in training team members to identify the most accurate score for the social/cognition areas.
Instructional Level: Various
Speaker: Susan Keeker, TRS
Susan Keeker, TRS, is a consultant for GPS Healthcare Consultants. Ms. Keeker has more than 30 years' experience in inpatient acute rehabilitation. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University, she began ehr career in the area of pediatric rehabilitation and worked at Children's Hospital of New Orleans for two years. Adult rehabilitation has been her focus area ever since.
Ms. Keeker held positions of Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Assistant Clinical Director and Clinical Director for 12 years before joining a national management company as a Program Director. She managed a 24-bed acute rehabilitation unit before advancing to a clinical consultant role that took her around the country working with a large number of rehabilitation units. She continues that role with GPS.
Ms. Keeker has a strong history of experience and success in operations management, marketing and volume development, quality improvement, FIM education, CARF preparation, physician education and team building. She is skilled in staff training and education and has provided over 300 FIM training classes; participated in 8 successful CARF surveys and prepared 30 units for their own surveys; and developed a new Program Director training session that has been provided to over 100 Program Directors.
Webinar presenter Susan Keeker has disclosed financial and nonfinancial relationships as follows:
No disclosures to report at this time.