“Behavioral Management in Acute Care Settings”
On January 9th 2008 Ros Burrows, PhD, presented a talk on “Behavioral Management in Acute Care Settings,” which was a great success. In his presentation, Dr. Burrows offered guidelines for direct care personnel dealing with agitated or aggressive patients. Benefits of behavioral management and behavioral modification were discussed and the benefits of one over the other in acute care settings. Participants were afforded an interactive environment wherein they were able to examine the affects of their own attitudes on patient behaviors and ways they could make themselves more effective in working with them. Lastly, Dr. Burrow’s expounded upon two case studies and ways to put a good behavioral philosophy into practice as part of effective patient care.
Dr. Burrows is a clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in traumatic brain injury for the last 17 years. He has served as Program and Executive Director for three brain injury programs and served five years on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Brain Injury Association, including terms as President and Vice President. Dr. Burrows currently has a private practice in Broken Arrow and serves as staff neuropsychologist for Meadowbrook Specialty Hospital, with an emphasis on geriatrics and competency issues.