Cranial Remolding Orthoses: The Research That is Shaping the Future for Our Littlest Patients
Date and Time
CE Contact Hours: 45 minutes content + 15 minutes Q/A
Research translation and dissemination is key to helping support our decision- making process in healthcare, especially when it includes our youngest patient population. Based on published evidence, clinical practice guidelines help clarify considerations related to the diagnosis, severity, initiation of care, and general patient management principles.
This session will provide you with an overview of the current research as it relates to the treatment of cranial asymmetry and other head abnormalities, the impact it has on patient care, and how other specialists in this field are leveraging research to make evidence-based clinical decisions about the care they provide.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Recall published research articles and the pros and cons within each article as they relate to patient care for this population
- Analyze the impact published research has on this patient population
- Describe current clinical practice guidelines being utilized in the field today
Doug Reber, L/CO
Director, Education & National Residency, Hanger Clinic
Doug is a licensed, ABC-certified orthotist with 40 years of experience. He serves as the lead for cranial remolding procedures at Hanger Clinic.
Jason Ramsey, MSPO, CPO
Clinician, Hanger Clinic – Nashville
As Nashville’s leading cranial specialist, Jason has made cranial remolding treatment his focus for over 10 years and has personally treated more than 1500 children. He is a subject-matter expert in cranial orthotics, involved in outcomes research and mentorship.
Katie A. Toth, MPO, CPO
Clinic Manager, Hanger Clinic – Pennsylvania
Katie’s focus is pediatric care, specifically cranial remolding orthoses, spinal orthoses, and lower extremity management. She works with the education department at Hanger Clinic to assist with the mock exams, resident interviews, and national cranial courses.
Sybill D. Naidoo, PhD, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practioner, Washington University
Dr. Naidoo has worked in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine/St Louis Children’s Hospital since 2002. She has a broad background in pediatric plastic surgery with specific training and expertise in craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests include craniosynostosis and deformational plagiocephaly, as well as cleft lip and palate. She has published extensively on these topics as well as presented her research nationally and internationally. She independently runs a deformational plagiocephaly clinic and has seen over 12,000 patients throughout her career. Dr. Naidoo was also an integral part of starting the endoscopic synostosis repair program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2006. Since that time she has managed the helmeting associated with endoscopic correction of craniosynostosis. Her team works closely with orthotists for post-operative and deformational plagiocephaly helmeting and considers them one of the most important parts of the team.
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