NDBIN Hosts Training to Improve Services Across the State
Aug 6, 2019
The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) hosted Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Fargo, North Dakota, July 23 and 24.
Thanks to a donation from Mission: Lifeline, part of the American Heart/Stroke Association, and NDBIN, this training was free of cost to 43 participants from various fields across the state. Those in attendance included nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, vision specialists, and speech-language pathologists, just to name a few.
"Anne McDonnell with the Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont flew in to train us thanks to them being a mentor state to us. We were all enthralled with her knowledge of the brain injury world and got to listen to her charming accent over the course of the two days," said Carly Endres, outreach coordinator with NDBIN.
Participants were each provided with a 25-chapter textbook, a binder filled with PowerPoint slides, and other resources. A follow-up webinar, quiz, crossword puzzles, and Jeopardy challenges were all also shared with participants in order to help them study for the exam that they took August 6. Once participants pass the exam and become certified, they are able to teach a Fundamentals course to those who work with them in their respective careers. Participants will also stay up to date on current best practices in the brain injury world with their subscriptions to The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
As part of certification and in order to renew their certification annually, participants will be required to have 10 hours of brain injury certified education units.
"This is just one of the many ways NDBIN is helping to improve brain injury services across North Dakota," Endres said.