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Life Care Planning 101

[No CEs] Those in the rehabilitation community hail from a variety of clinical backgrounds. Most are exposed to the life care plan in their practice while working with individuals with disability. This presentation will give the participant a baseline to be able to critically evaluate LCPs and to see if LCPs fit in their future practice plan.

Education Objectives:
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify standards of life care planning
  2.  List the areas of care consideration for the development of a life care plan
  3.  Identify the skills and knowledge necessary for being successful in the field of life care planning

Kathie Allison, PT, MS, CLCP

I guess what I want people to know about me, is how much I love the process of life care planning. It truly allow me to use all my skill sets. I taught PT at the University of Kansas; I love the research of life care planning. I was in management for about 7 years; I love the cost analysis. I have 39 year experience as a physical therapist; I love patients who are now clients. I get to do something I love!

Karen Preston, PhN, CCRN, FIALCP

Karen Preston is co-owner of RNS HealthCare Consultants, a consulting company providing case management, life care planning, education, and consulting services.She is past-President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.She is past-Chairperson of the International Academy of Life Care Planners.She is past-President of Association of Workers' Compensation Professionals and is currently a committee member of the AWCP Education Academy.

Her clinical background is in rehabilitation, including spinal cord injury and brain injury.She has experience as a practicing clinician in acute care and home care settings.Currently she focuses on case management and life care planning for catastrophic pediatric and adult cases.She also holds a teaching appointment at Samuel Merritt University, teaching case management and life care planning.She has published in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at various conferences.She is a certified rehabilitation nurse and a Fellow of the International Academy of Life Care Planners.