Clinical Connections: Street Medicine
People experiencing homelessness have physical and mental disabilities at much higher rates than the general population, yet access care less due to barriers. This presentation will provide a background on disability and homelessness, and care models to address barriers. Topics covered will include: need to know strategies to discuss difficult topics with family members; necessary communication skills to communicate with both patients and caregivers about the importance of diagnosis and treatment; and, referral to appropriate community resources.
Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, case managers, social workers, physiatrists/physicians, psychologists, fellows, and residents involved with rehabilitation are encouraged to attend.
By the end of the presentation, participants will:
1. have a better understanding of the prevalence of disability in people experiencing homelessness.
2. be able to describe the unique barriers to care due that occur to the intersection of disability and homelessness.
3. understand the role of street medicine in the care for people experiencing homelessness and be able to refer to local organizations for care.
4:00pm Sign in
4:15pm Welcome and Introduction Briana Kelly
4:20pm Presentation and Q&A Max Hurwitz
Max Hurwitz, DO Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
Dr. Hurwitz has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Briana Kelly, MOT, OT/L
Senior Manager, Rehab Organizations
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
CME Accreditation and Designation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 1.5 Contact Hours.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approved provider of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 1.5 units of General Access CEUs.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.15CEUs (1.5 contact hours).
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Neuropsychology Service is a pre-approved provider of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 1.5 CE credits.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.25 ASWB
- 1.25 Attendance
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