Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
Choosing the most comprehensive brain injury program is the beginning of a journey that has lifelong consequences. Centre for Neuro Skills is known for its highly educated staff whose work includes in-depth experience that, in many cases, spans decades of their career. Becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) is an intense training endeavor that many staff have accomplished. The CBIS certification delves into the essential aspects of brain injury treatment needed to effectively care for patients.
The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists offers a program designed to address the unique needs of those who care for individuals with brain injury. Training includes:
- Guidelines for interacting with patients and building rapport
- Brain injury and behavior
- Medical complications
- Safe medication management
- Families coping with brain injury
Certification must include 500 hours of direct work with patients, thus staff have ample experience in the core disciplines of behavior, speech, cognitive challenges, physical therapy, and community reintegration. A CBIS designation also includes training in other types of brain injury: stroke, mild traumatic brain injury, and concussion. Using real-life scenarios in the education experience, the training anchors students to course concepts.
CBIS training is encouraged and valued at CNS. Families and patients can be assured that a CBIS designation demonstrates our emphasis on quality care across the entire spectrum of clinical delivery. Certification is valid for three years, requiring staff to renew their status and stay current with treatment issues and protocols in the process.