RMUoHP Continuing Education Programs
Continuing education courses for health professionals are offered by RMUoHP regularly.
This continuing education program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the intermediate electroneuromyographer. The program is open to chiropractors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians and physician assistants who have either completed RMUoHP’s basic electroneuromyography training program or other supervised training program in electroneuromyography. All attendees must carry professional liability coverage and have a minimum of 100 hours of experience in electroneuromyography (20 hours may be observation).
The program format consists of three days on-site at our Provo, Utah campus. Class runs from 8AM-5:30PM daily. Instructors include Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS, Michael Skurja, Jr., DPT, ECS, and Kevan L. Whipple, PT, DPT, MBA, ECS, OCS – all instructors are board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialists.
This program offers study at the beginning levels of electrophysiologic testing and knowledge of neurophysiology, pathology and pathophysiology. The program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the beginning and intermediate electroneuromyographer.
The Annual Electroneuromyographic Symposium is designed specifically for healthcare providers that specialize in electroneuromyography. The purpose of the symposium is to provide electroneuromyographers with a forum to 1) explore new research findings, 2) discuss case presentations, 3) revise current ENMG testing protocols, 4) design and revise current social media and marketing initiatives, and 5) analyze state and federal government regulations that impact ENMG practice. All instructors have been encouraged to utilize best evidence in their presentations.
On Friday, April 6, eight invited speakers (researchers and clinicians) are given a forum to present original research, topic reviews, and case reports. Each presenter is given approximately 35 minutes for the presentation followed by a 5 to 10-minute question and answer period. Either the full article or abstract is published in The Proceedings.
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers an Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialization Examination Preparation Course for those preparing to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization examination. Instructors for the course include Mark Brooks, PT, DSc, ECS, Richard McKibben, PT, DSc, ECS, and William Eisner, PT, MPT, ECS. The format of the course is conducted through case review and student problem solving with emphasis on pathology and electrophysiologic testing. The small class size enables each student to obtain answers to all questions. In addition to the case reviews, there are special sections on biostatistics and research design and somatosensory evoked potential testing, as well as a multiple-choice examination with review questions and discussion on how to answer multiple-choice questions.
June 21-23, 2017
Training and Advancement of Pediatric Therapists for NICU Care:
Science and Practice in Neonatal Interventions, Feeding, and Transition to Home
This 3-day course will be taught by an interdisciplinary faculty for pediatric therapists interested in preparing for neonatal practice and as an update for therapists currently working in NICUs. Course scope: 1) embryology and fetal development with implications for neonatal care; 2) update on neonatal medical conditions, imaging, and pharmacology; 3) overview of theoretical frameworks guiding neonatal therapy practice; 4) review of neonatal examinations and interventions; 5) update on oral-motor/ feeding examination and intervention for medically fragile infants; 6) follow-up of NICU and PICU graduates in home and community settings. Course Schedule
June 24 – 25, 2017
General Movement Assessment
Developmental Neurologist, Mijna Hadders-Algra MD, PhD, will conduct a 2-day research update and reliability training in an observational assessment method for using body movement to identify infants at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment (birth to 3 months adjusted age). This assessment can be implemented in hospital and home settings. A DVD is provided for post-training review and reliability checks. Course Schedule
June 26-27, 2017
Infant Motor Profile
This new motor observation instrument was developed by Dr. Mijna Hadders-Algra to evaluate motor abilities and movement variability, symmetry, and fluency for infants 3-18 months adjusted age. It extends the movement observation process from assessing general movements (0 – 3 months) until attainment of independent walking. Theoretical and research components will be reviewed. The tool can be used in outpatient clinic and home settings. The test manual and forms are provided. Course Schedule
Refund Policy if a Student Cancels
1. Cancellation 30 or more days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $50 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
2. Cancellation 29 to 7 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $100 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
3. Cancellation 6 to 2 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $150 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
4. Cancellation either the day prior to the start date or any day of the course the tuition minus a $200 administration fee will be refunded to the student.