Advanced Decision-Making in Vestibular Medicine Algorithms and Heuristics Bootcamp
A knowledge-to-action bootcamp to bridge the gap between evidence-based education and clinical decision-making skills in vestibular medicine.
What is the Advanced Decision-Making in Vestibular Medicine: Algorithms & Heuristics Bootcamp?
The Advanced Decision-Making in Vestibular Medicine: Algorithms & Heuristics Bootcamp is a novel approach for translating clinical vestibular knowledge to practice and applying it to complex clinical scenarios using precision-driven care plans. You've successfully completed a vestibular rehabilitation certification course and now have a strong foundation and deep understanding of dizziness and balance disorders. You've demonstrated your commitment to your profession and are consistently applying your knowledge to real-life practice. More often than not, however, we are talking to our colleagues about complex clinical scenarios, not predictable ones. This bootcamp is designed to help problem-solve these multi-factorial and complex patient scenarios.
The bootcamp consists of two 90-minute classes per week followed by a one-day live (or virtual) lab in Austin, Texas. Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll attend informative lectures, participate in a variety of team exercises, and work independently in the classroom and at home. The curriculum emphasizes a one-day, in-depth exploratory live (in-person or virtual) lab to practice the skills and abilities in vestibular medicine clinical decision-making. By the end of the course, you will leave with VestMed Clinical Practice Algorithms & Heuristics - a multidisciplinary best practices resource to assist you in vestibular medicine clinical decision-making.
Based on the overwhelming feedback from current course registrants, we have decided to include an on-demand option for those who are unable to participate in person. The bootcamp will still follow the expected schedule with the added option of watching the lectures online and completing the team exercises on your time.
We also added a new feature: “Bootcamp Chat” - where you can chat in real time with course instructors and other participants to get your questions answered faster!
How does the Bootcamp work?
Our curriculum is designed to build on your deep foundation in vestibular education and training and expand your skills as an expert in the field of vestibular medicine. As a team, we will present and problem-solve multi-factorial and complex patient scenarios.
During this collaborative and interactive course, you'll have access to the expertise of faculty and other participants from around the globe. Expect to be challenged in completing real-world application and contribute your expertise as a vestibular specialist. Participants will be solving complicated case studies by working through algorithms and heuristics for vestibular medicine application.
Discussion- You’ll work on timed in-class exercises and projects individually and in teams to put classroom teachings into practice. Please note: there will be multiple time slots throughout the bootcamp so you can jump in when your schedule allows.
Project Work- Instructor-guided team exercises to problem-solve multi-factorial and complex patient scenarios.
Algorithms & Heuristics- Final Project - Students will work in small groups to leverage the skills and techniques shared throughout the course in this final project through the utilization of the VestMed Algorithms & Heuristics Clinical Resource Guide, which every graduate will receive.
The pre-lab content will include the following:
a discussion on a holistic approach beyond clinical thinking that also includes: critical self-care (taking care of ourselves), critical empathy (recognizing co-existing psychological and physical stressors of our patients), and critical engagement (effectively communicating with our patients, our peers, etc.)
a deeper look into identifying psychological stressors and steps to support psychologically informed clinical practice
a review and update on vestibular diagnostics (including audiograms) and the correlations with vestibular therapy
an update on vestibular-related assessments and therapy interventions
a discussion on how to address short-coming in vestibular medicine and future opportunities
Throughout the month of May, participants will have access to live lectures with a variety of team exercises. The live instruction will occur twice per week (Tuesday evenings and Saturdays) and will be recorded for later viewing due to participants based in different time zones. Participants will also be required to contribute to a discussion board weekly in 360NeuroGO regarding vestibular-related topics posed by various faculty members.
During the 1-day lab, an overview of the agenda is as follows:
3 hours of problem-solving case studies as a group
break for lunch
return for groups to present their case studies to an expert panel (neurotologist, neurologist, audiologist, physical therapist) -- groups will be chosen randomly - this will last for 2 hours
a short break followed by role-playing with a psychologist on considerations of how to address and support patients that exhibit hypervigilance/catastrophization -- approximately 1 hour
finish with an open discussion on creating algorithms and heuristics (practice guidelines) that we can take back and implement in our practice
Is this Bootcamp right for me?
The Decision-Making in Vestibular Medicine: Algorithms & Heuristics program is for a graduate of a vestibular certificate program including, but not limited to, the following:
- Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation (CCVR) Course - 360 Neuro Health Institute
- Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course - Emory University School of Medicine | Division of Physical Therapy
- Advanced Vestibular Physical Therapist Certificate Program - University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy
- Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification - American Institute of Balance Certification Workshops
If you have not completed a certificate of competency program, but have notable experience and want to attend, please email us email@example.com.
When does the Bootcamp start?
The program kicks off May 2, 2023 with a five-week boot camp. The bootcamp consists of two 90-minute classes per week followed by a one-day live (or virtual) lab in Austin, Texas. Please note: there will be multiple time slots throughout the bootcamp so you can jump in when your schedule allows.
Seats are filling up fast! Only 56 spots remain.
Due to the complex nature of this course and the need for a smaller student-to-teacher ratio, this bootcamp is offered in a very limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.
Grab your spot now because seats are filling up quickly and we will kick off our monthly checkpoints soon on 360NeuroGO! In the monthly checkpoints, you will meet others who enrolled and share experiences and perspectives on complex patient scenarios while we gear up for the start of the bootcamp.
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How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to the course?
+ We recommend dedicating 2-4 hours per week in addition to the boot camp live lectures (two-90 minute lectures/week) for five weeks.
Do I need a certification in vestibular rehabilitation to take this course?
+ A certificate in vestibular rehab is recommended however, if you have not completed a certificate of competency program, but have notable experience and want to attend, please indicate this in the application form. Once you register for this course, a 360 Neuro Heath team member will email you with instructions on how to access the application.
Will I still have access to the information that we cover and the VestMed Algorithms & Heuristics Clinical Resource Guide after the five weeks end?
+ Yes! You will continue to have access to all of the course materials and online course materials after the five weeks, so you can continue to access them at any time. Additionally, you can join the private community to continue to get support through our private community.
Is there a payment plan?
+Yes! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for payment plan options.
When will the lab be held?
+ The live lab will occur Saturday, June 3, 2023. A virtual lab is also available if you cannot attend in person.
Will continuing education credits be available for this course?
+ Yes, this course is eligible for 18 continuing education credits. Since 360 Neuro Health is headquartered in Texas, our education is approved first through Texas’ accrediting bodies. We have staff dedicated to obtaining CEU approval across all states for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, audiologists, and athletic trainers. As part of our mission, we will work with you to obtain continuing education credit in your state with your accrediting body as an individual licensee. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to obtain continuing education credits in your state/region. Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.
What is your cancellation policy?
+ If you purchase the Advanced Decision-Making in Vestibular Medicine: Algorithms & Heuristics Course and find it wasn’t what you expected within 5 days of your course start date, we’ll give you your money back. There are no strings attached and it is absolutely risk-free for you. Getting a refund is easy and fast. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.