Transgender Toolbox: Basic Tools to Provide Optimal Care


Date / Time

Jan 29, 2022, 9:00am–11:30am Save to your calendar (.ics file)


Research indicates that trans­gender people, especially people with disabil­i­ties and people of color, are at risk for lower mental and physical health outcomes when compared with the general population.

Health­care profes­sionals work as a team to support diverse patient popula­tions. It is essen­tial to educate each member of the team in areas of treat­ment and cultural differ­ences that impact care. However, studies show that most health­care providers receive little to no training on trans­gender health issues.

This online presen­ta­tion will lay a founda­tion of knowl­edge, enabling clini­cians to leave the session with tools that can be imple­mented directly into care across the continuum. By achieving a greater compe­tency in trans­gender health topics, partic­i­pants will be empow­ered to advocate for the unique needs of trans­gender patients that may impact their health outcomes.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain basic termi­nology relating to trans­gender people.
  • Identify medical and social issues that may impact health­care for trans­gender patients.
  • Identify and imple­ment at least 3 strate­gies to create a safe and thera­peutic space for trans­gender patients.

Presenter: #

Cory Grandinetti, MA, OTR/L
Occupa­tional Thera­pist — Rehab Without Walls

Cory is an occupa­tional thera­pist working with Rehab Without Walls (RWW). He began his career working on an inpatient rehabil­i­ta­tion clinic team. He then transi­tioned to a home and commu­nity neuro rehab team with RWW. He enjoyed supporting patients’ transi­tions home and later enjoyed admin­is­trator experi­ence as he served as the Director of Clinical Manage­ment at RWW for Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

Cory has presented locally at the Univer­sity of Washington, nation­ally at the Academy for Spinal Cord Injury Profes­sionals, and inter­na­tion­ally at the World Profes­sional Associ­a­tion for Trans­gender Health Confer­ence. Clini­cally, Cory is a passionate advocate for under­served popula­tions and for sharing knowl­edge and infor­ma­tion. His additional inter­ests include spinal cord treat­ment and sex after disability.

Who should participate: registered nurses #

Cost: #

  • WSNA members: No charge. This event has been organized by WSNA regions.
  • Nonmem­bers: $45.

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2022 #

Other: #

  • Partic­i­pants will receive a Zoom link invita­tion to the event.
  • Upon evalu­a­tion submis­sion, partic­i­pants will receive a certifi­cate of comple­tion for 2.5 hours that meets the contin­uing compe­tency require­ment for license renewal in Washington State.