Image: Staff member singing to a Bloorview clientImage: Bloorview Kids Rehab exterior

Professional Education

Stepping Stones to Rehabilitation Nursing

A Pediatric Rehabilitation Course for Nurses

March 24 - 26, 2008 OR September 22 - 24, 2008

Course Description:
This course is designed for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work with children and adolescents who have disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. Nurses who work in acute care, rehabilitation, schools, home and community settings will be presented with up to date information on rehabilitation nursing care of children and adolescents. Your knowledge of current rehabilitation nursing interventions for children with various disabilities will be enhanced.

Who Should Attend:
Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses, who work with children and adolescents with disabilities or chronic illness or nurses that work in adult rehab setting and want to gain a better understanding of pediatric rehabilitation nursing. Small class size will contribute to a positive learning experience. Minimum registration required to run the course.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major pathophysiological states occurring with prolonged illness and disability.
  • Identify nursing interventions for rehabilitation clients and families, within an interdisciplinary model of care, that will meet individual needs and promote positive client outcomes.
  • Enhance interprofessional collaboration and communication skills.
  • Function as a key participant in the discharge planning process.

Schedule (Times may change):

Day 1
0830-0900 Welcome and Introduction
0900-0930 Pediatric Rehabilitation Nursing
0930-1030 Autism
1030-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1230 Neuro Anatomy and Physiology – The Brain
1230-1315 Lunch
1315-1530 Rehabilitation after Acquired Brain Injury
1530-1630 Congenital Heart Defects

Day 2
0830-0915 Epilepsy
0915-1145 Interprofessional Relationships within a Rehabilitation Framework
1145-1230 Lunch
1230-1330 Skin Integrity
1330-1415 Cerebral Palsy
1415-1430 Tea Break
1430-1530 Orthopedic Conditions
1530-1630 Pain Management 

Day 3
0830-0930 Neuro A & P – The Spinal Cord
0930-1030 Spinal Cord Injury & Spina Bifida
1030-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1145 Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder
1145-1230 Neuromuscular Diseases
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Arthritis & Collagen Diseases
1500-1515 Tea Break
1515-1615 Discharge Planning
1615-1630 Evaluation and wrap-up

Bloorview Kids Rehab
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4G 1R8

For more information about this course and dates, please contact:
Kim Krog, Nursing Education Coordinator
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6306
Toll Free: 1-800-363-2440, extension 6306
E-mail: kkrog at bloorview dot ca* (see Note below)

Registration Form (PDF: 30 KB)

Bloorview Kids Rehab is dedicated to enabling children and youth with disabilities and special needs to achieve their personal best.  Bloorview Kids Rehab is a fully accredited Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Course content is presented by Nursing Education, Bloorview Kids Rehab.

Note: Copy the above e-mail address into the To field of your e-mail message and reconstruct the e-mail address by removing the spaces and replacing the “at” and “dot” with the proper symbols (@ and .) respectively.

  • Family Corner
  • Youth Corner
  • Kids Corner