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Historic Trauma: The Enduring Health of Ronald Reagan

A look back at Ronald Reagan and how he survived serious traumatic injuries and health issues.

Popular speaker and author Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, reviews the health record of Ronald W. Reagan who at the age of 70 was the oldest individual ever elected to the Oval Office. Thirty years after he was elected, his name has resurfaced due to his beliefs, speeches and plans he implemented. Just 69 days into his presidency, Reagan sustained a gunshot wound to the chest in an assassination attempt which resulted in both pulmonary and vascular injuries. Despite his age, he made a remarkable recovery. After his presidency in 1989, Reagan suffered from a subdural hematoma when he was thrown from a horse. In 1994, at the age of 83, Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He sustained a fractured hip in 2001 and died in 2004 at the age of 93 from pneumonia.

Of note, Reagan started wearing hearing aids during his presidency; he went public with the news in 1983. Also during his presidency, he had cancerous polyps removed from his colon; skin cancer removed from his nose; and had surgery for enlarged prostate.

The handouts for the webinar are available for download here.

About the presenter: Cynthia Blank-Reid is a trauma clinical nurse specialist in Philadelphia. She speaks nationally on historic trauma cases and writes frequently for ADVANCE.

*The audio portion of the webinar is available through your computer's speakers or a phone line. A phone number and passcode will be provided at the beginning of the webinar.

**ADVANCE does not guarantee CEUs for participation in educational webinars, but will provide Certificates of Attendance. To obtain a certificate, e-mail ADVANCE editor Jill Glomstad at jglomstad@advanceweb.com following the webinar. Certificates are only available for attendees of the live webinar; we do not provide certificates for viewing the archived version of any webinar.

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As a Reagan conservative, I would love to attend this conference in person. Please notify me if this conference moves to a southern state, preferably Oklahoma. As it is a very conservative state, there would most likely be a greater turnout than in Pennsylvania.
Thank you,
Michael Voll, COTA/L

Michael  Voll February 10, 2013

Just a note regarding our webinars - we do not guarantee CEUs, but we will provide a certificate of attendance which can then be submitted to your licensing board. After you have participated in the webinar, you can email me at jglomstad (at) advanceweb.com to obtain your certificate. Thanks!

Jill Glomstad,  Editor,  OT AdvanceNovember 28, 2012
King of Prussia, PA

interested to hear this webinar

Elizabeth  Hobbs,  student,  Brown Mackie CollegeNovember 28, 2012
Indianapolis, IN

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