Rehabilitation For Patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Description: Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurologic condition that leads to weakness and sensory impairments. Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome often have high rehabilitation needs and benefit greatly from intensive rehabilitation from an interdisciplinary rehabilitation.  This talk will cover an overview of the disease, initial medical management, treatment, therapy strategies, and outcomes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the clinical features of Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Discuss different prognostic factors for patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Counsel patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome regarding common questions asked about their condition

Instructor:  Leslie Rydberg, MD, Attending physician, Associate Residency Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Monika and Henry Betts Medical Student Education Chair, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. 

Audience: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists 

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits



The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (P0609-11/30/2022) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This CNE is being offered for 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.


Occupational Therapy 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00436. This distance learning – independent and interactive course is offered at .1 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapy

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.0 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 Contact Hours

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Financial -  Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Non-Financial -  No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

  • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists OTA and PTA Physical Therapists Speech Language Pathologists