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Anne Leclaire, RN, MSN, CRRN

Anne Leclaire Instructor Bio:
Anne graduated with a Master of Science-Nursing from the University of Phoenix and has worked in the field of rehabilitation nursing for most of her career. She started as a staff nurse in inpatient rehabilitation at Weldon Center for Rehabilitation in Springfield, Massachusetts and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin, at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health). Since then, she has had progressive leadership roles in the acute care rehabilitation unit at UW Health, moving from Care Team Leader to Patient Care Coordinator and Clinical Nurse Manager. Most recently, she opened and served as the Chief Clinical Officer for the new UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital. She has taken an active leadership role in improving care for patients by leading change initiatives in her work areas and implementing measures to improve patient care. In addition, she has been an active volunteer and leader in both the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the Wisconsin Association for Rehabilitation Nurses, where she has given multiple presentations and received the Nurse Manager Role Award. Anne received her BSN in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN). Anne currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nursing Quality & Safety for UW Health system hospitals.

Anne Leclaire's Continuing Education Courses

Brain Injury: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Etiology and Levels

Brain Injury: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Etiology and Levels

Brain injuries affect millions of people each year. The effects of these catastrophic injuries vary based on the specific location and severity of damage within the brain. Rehabilitation nurses play an integral role in improving patient… Read Morearrow_right

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Brain Injury: Nursing Concerns

Brain Injury: Nursing Concerns

The effects of brain injuries vary depending on the location and severity of damage within the brain. Rehabilitation nurses can improve patient outcomes by customizing interventions to address the deficits in targeted areas of the damaged… Read Morearrow_right

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Brain Injury: Nutrition, Communication, and Elimination

Brain Injury: Nutrition, Communication, and Elimination

Nurses use knowledge of brain anatomy and function to guide patient care and negotiate expected outcomes. Brain injuries can cause catastrophic changes to a person’s ability to communicate, swallow, and control their bladder and bowel… Read Morearrow_right

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Brain Injury: Behavior and Safety

Brain Injury: Behavior and Safety

Patients with brain injuries often exhibit changes in behavior. Some changes may be transient while others may be more profound and permanent. Occasionally these behavior changes, such as agitation, can pose safety concerns for the patient,… Read Morearrow_right

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Brain Injury: Musculoskeletal Issues, Mobility & ADLs

Brain Injury: Musculoskeletal Issues, Mobility & ADLs

Outcomes for patients with brain injury vary widely, based on the severity of the insult. Many patients with brain injuries struggle with deficits in self-care and mobility, which can have a significant effect on their ability to be independent… Read Morearrow_right

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Brain Injury: Preparing Patient & Family for the Future

Brain Injury: Preparing Patient & Family for the Future

The consequences of a brain injury last far beyond the walls of the acute hospitalization. Brain injury does not just affect the person with the injury but the entire family circle, especially in cases where the damage is profound. The… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Pathophysiology, Management, & Assessment

SCI: Pathophysiology, Management, & Assessment

A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating and challenging injuries that a person can face. This serious neurological trauma affects persons of any age and can be life changing. Medical professionals need to understand how spinal… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Systemic, Neurological, & Cardiovascular Changes

SCI: Systemic, Neurological, & Cardiovascular Changes

A spinal cord injury is an insult to the central nervous system, so it should be no surprise that every bodily system is somehow affected by this change. Health care professionals use this information to design nursing interventions that… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Cardiac, Pulmonary, Integumentary, & Nutrition

SCI: Cardiac, Pulmonary, Integumentary, & Nutrition

In this course, we continue the discussion about systemic changes caused by a spinal cord injury. The focus is on four systems: pulmonary, integumentary, nutritional, and pain, and learning how these new changes to the person’s nervous… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Bowel, Bladder, & Sexual Dysfunction

SCI: Bowel, Bladder, & Sexual Dysfunction

Spinal cord injuries can cause catastrophic changes to the person’s ability to control bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Each of these areas has a significant effect on the person’s quality of life and ability to live independently.… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Musculoskeletal & Functional Changes, ADLs, & Mobility

SCI: Musculoskeletal & Functional Changes, ADLs, & Mobility

Functional outcomes differ for persons with spinal cord injury depending on the level and completeness of the insult to the spinal cord. Many patients with spinal cord injuries struggle with deficits in self-care and mobility, which can… Read Morearrow_right

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SCI: Adjustment & Future Planning

SCI: Adjustment & Future Planning

A spinal cord injury is a devastating and life-changing injury that affects not only the individual with the injury but the entire family. The road to recovery can be lengthy and complicated and will be unique, depending on the person’s… Read Morearrow_right

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