This course will help prepare nurses for the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) exam. It also can assist the nurse who is new to rehabilitation nursing to become more knowledgeable about the principles of rehabilitation and the nursing care that rehabilitation patients require. The course provides information on topics that are critical to the practice of rehabilitation nursing.
As a result of attending this review course, the RN will:
- Discuss self-directed learning activities which may be useful in preparing to take the CRRN exam
- Describe the physiology, assessment, standards of care and interventions the rehabilitation nurse should address with the
patient/ family experiencing the following conditions or impairments:
b.Bladder or bowel dysfunction
e.Spinal cord injury
- Describe specific nursing interventions the rehabilitation nurse should address with the patient/family when coping with a disability.
- Utilize patient-family-centered care concepts in establishing rehabilitation goals and interventions for patients with disabilities.
- Discuss the physiology, assessment, standards of care and interventions the rehab nurse should address with the patient with concerns about sexuality and relationships.
- Discuss rehab nursing considerations for the care of patients with age-related needs:
- Relate barriers to community reintegration to strategies that can be used by the patient/ familyto overcome these barriers.
- Apply knowledge of ethical, legal, and payment considerations into discussions of the rehab nurse's role in preparing the patient for discharge into the community.
- Recognize the rehabilitation nurse’s responsibilities to obtain a broad understanding of the care needs of patients who have experienced disorders of the cardiac, respiratory, immunologic, or musculoskeletal systems.
- Review theoretical models related to nursing, self-care, family issues, growth/ development, patient education, stress response, change and conflict management.