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Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN

Cheryl Lehman Instructor Bio:
Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role in 1994; and a PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health with a focus in Rehabilitation Science in 2005, also from UTMB. Dr. Lehman is board-certified in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN); gerontological nursing (RN-BC); and in the CNS role (CNS-BC).

Dr. Lehman’s clinical nursing experience includes medical surgical, geriatric, and rehabilitation nursing in the roles of staff nurse, nursing educator, and clinical nurse specialist. She has worked in the rehabilitation nursing field since 1987. She is a past-president of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, and the Editor and a co-author for the 7th edition of The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum. Dr. Lehman’s articles and chapters on rehabilitation and gerontological topics have also been widely published in national journals and textbooks.

Dr. Lehman retired in 2014 at the rank of Clinical Professor from the University of Texas system after 24 years of service. She worked in the clinical setting at UTMB for 17 years, and her most recent service was in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she worked for 7 years in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Dr. Lehman currently serves as a nursing consultant in educational and legal endeavors.

Cheryl Lehman's Continuing Education Courses

Rehabilitation Nursing for Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation Nursing for Spinal Cord Injury

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Rehabilitation Nursing for Brain Injury

Rehabilitation Nursing for Brain Injury

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Skin and Wound Care in Rehabilitation Nursing

Skin and Wound Care in Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Rehabilitation Nursing for Patients with Cardiac Diseases

Rehabilitation Nursing for Patients with Cardiac Diseases

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Rehabilitation Nursing for Pulmonary Conditions

Rehabilitation Nursing for Pulmonary Conditions

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Managing Unexpected Events in the Rehabilitation Setting

Managing Unexpected Events in the Rehabilitation Setting

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Overview of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Nursing

Overview of Orthopedic Rehabilitation Nursing

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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A Longer Look at Amputation for Rehabilitation Nurses

A Longer Look at Amputation for Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation nurses across the continuum will encounter patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions, both medical and surgical in nature. Amputation is one of these conditions. Whether from a congenital, medical, or traumatic cause,… Read Morearrow_right

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An In-depth Look at Orthopedics for Rehabilitation Nurses

An In-depth Look at Orthopedics for Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation nurses across the continuum of care will encounter patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions, both medical and surgical in nature. It is important that rehabilitation nurses are knowledgeable about their patients’… Read Morearrow_right

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A Longer Look at Arthritis for Rehabilitation Nurses

A Longer Look at Arthritis for Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation nurses will encounter patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions, both medical and surgical in nature. Arthritis is one of the medical orthopedic conditions commonly seen in the rehabilitation setting. Arthritis in… Read Morearrow_right

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The Nervous System for Rehabilitation Nurses

The Nervous System for Rehabilitation Nurses

This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.

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Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Nurses

Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Nurses

Video Runtime: 40 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of the legal processes related to lawsuits and how this impacts the licensed nurse. Examples of legal cases concerning nurses are presented. Participants will… Read Morearrow_right

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Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Administrators

Preventing Lawsuits in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Administrators

Video Runtime: 47 Minutes

This course discusses the risk factors specific to long-term care administrators that arise during legal action against facilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the legal processes… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Cardiac and Vascular

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Cardiac and Vascular

Video Runtime: 27 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on cardiac and vascular care. With patient acuity changing in this setting,… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Pulmonary

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Pulmonary

Video Runtime: 21 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing pulmonary care. With patient acuity changing in this setting, patients… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Renal

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Renal

Video Runtime: 25 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on renal function. In this setting, patients with the potential for multiple… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Neurologic

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Neurologic

Video Runtime: 18 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on neurologic concerns. Examples of medical co-morbidities associated… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Digestive

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Digestive

Video Runtime: 25 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on digestive system problems. Examples of medical co-morbidities associated… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Hematologic

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Hematologic

Video Runtime: 24 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on hematologic problems. With patient acuity changing in this setting,… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Introduction & Infection Management

Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Introduction & Infection Management

Video Runtime: 31 Minutes

This course gives participants an overview of medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing on the role of the nurse and infection prevention. With patient acuity… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Pulmonary and Cardiac

Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Pulmonary and Cardiac

Video Runtime: 27 Minutes

This course gives participants an overview of medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing in this part on pulmonary and cardiac issues. With patient acuity changing… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Diabetes

Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Diabetes

Video Runtime: 22 Minutes

This course gives participants an overview of medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing on the management of diabetes. With patient acuity changing in this setting,… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Fluids and Acid/Base Balance

Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Fluids and Acid/Base Balance

Video Runtime: 29 Minutes

This course continues an overview of medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing on issues arising from deficiencies in fluids and acid/base imbalance. Examples… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Endocrine and Shock

Medical Complications in Post-Acute Care: Endocrine and Shock

Video Runtime: 23 Minutes

This course concludes this series on medical complications that can occur in the post-acute care setting, focusing on endocrine system dysfunction and incidence of shock. Examples of medical complications… Read Morearrow_right

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Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Endocrine

Comorbidities in Complex Patients: Endocrine

Video Runtime: 25 Minutes

This course gives students an overview of medical co-morbidities that can be found in the post-acute care setting, focusing on changes in the endocrine system. With patient acuity changing in this… Read Morearrow_right

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