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Complete Care for the Neuro Patient
Online Course
$399.98 USD
$149.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
SUSAN FRALICK-BALL, PSYD, MSN, CLNC, CH
CEDRIC MCKOY, MSN, ACNP
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
3/22/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001245
Objectives
[+] [-] 076630 - The Brain in Detail
  1. Analyze neuroanatomy as applicable to complex neurologic patients.
  2. Evaluate neurological assessment strategies related to cranial nerves I-XII.
  3. Assess cognitive changes and associated mental status for a variety of head injuries.
  4. Develop management strategies for timely recognition and treatment of stroke symptoms.
  5. Specify the clinical presentation and treatment recommendations for seizure types.
  6. Compare essential management strategies for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

[+] [-] 077550 - Advances in Stroke Care
  1. Summarize the latest clinical advances in stroke assessment and treatment.
  2. Describe the rationale behind acute perfusion strategies, including the indications and contraindications with t-PA and Mechanical Clot retrieval.
  3. Explain the role of a Stroke Rapid Response Team.
  4. Demonstrate a focused neurological exam for the patient potentially experiencing a stroke.
  5. Compare ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
  6. Develop a plan of care for a patient in the hyper-acute stage of stroke treatment.

Outline
[+] [-] 076630 - The Brain in Detail

The Electrical & Neurochemical Function of the Brain

  • Brain Structure, Cranial Nerves & Functions
  • The Life of a Neuron
  • Peripheral & Autonomic Nervous Systems

The ABCs of the Rapid Neuro Exam

  • Which Cranial Nerves to Assess & Why
  • Abnormalities in Strength Testing
  • Deep Tendon Reflexes
  • Identifying Level of Consciousness
  • Quick Interventions that Change Outcomes

Intracranial Pressure Made Easy

  • What is Happening & Why
  • Making Sense of the Calculations
  • CNS Ischemic Response

The NEED to Know Neuro Disorders & Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries & Issues
  • Signs & Symptoms of Huntington's Disease
  • The Challenges of Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis
  • The Progressive Nature of Myasthenia Gravis
  • Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • The Abrupt Onset of Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Common Cranial Nerve Disorders

  • TBI: Saving the Brain
  • Alcohol's Ravaging Brain/Body Effects
  • Mild to Severe Alzheimer's Disease
  • Hallmarks of Parkinson's Disease

Dissecting Brain Events/Stroke

  • Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Cardiogenic Embolic Stroke
  • Associated Symptoms Right vs. Left-sided stroke
  • Identification & Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysm

Differentiating Headaches

  • Migraine Management
  • Understanding Causes & Triggers
  • Interventions that Improve Outcomes

Handling Seizures Effectively

  • Types & Common Causes
  • Emergency Interventions
  • Treating Status Epilepticus
  • Seizure Algorithm
  • Related Complications

NEURO Take Home Tool Kit - 80 pages of Quick References to use with your next neurological patient


[+] [-] 077550 - Advances in Stroke Care

Stroke Prevention Updates

  • Guidelines for Modifiable Risk Factors
  • Hypertension Recommendations
  • Cardiac Connections
  • Obesity Epidemic
  • Are We Making Progress?

Challenges of the Neuro Exam

  • Determining Mental Status
  • Cranial Nerve Assessment Key Findings
  • Differentiating the Cause When Seconds Count
  • NIHSS Guidelines
  • Stroke Rapid Response Teams

Identifying Stroke Mimics and Chameleons

  • Interpreting Imaging & Other Diagnostics
  • Metabolic Problems
  • Central Nervous System Problems
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Migraine Headaches

Acute Stroke Care

  • The Stroke Timeline
  • Critical History Questions
  • Hyper-Acute Care Standards
  • Time Targets for Triage
  • Key Diagnostics
  • Acute Blood Pressure Management

Ischemic Strokes

  • Thrombotic Strokes
  • Major Symptoms by Region
  • Hypercoagulable Work-up
  • Embolic Strokes
  • Symptoms by Arterial Involvement

Current Management Strategies

  • Joint Commission Core Measures
  • Fluid Management
  • Seizure Management
  • Intra-Arterial t-PA
  • Stenting
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Compressive Craniectomy
  • Mechanical Clot Retrieval
  • MERCI Retriever
  • Treatments on the Horizon
  • AANN Guidelines & Expected Outcomes

Hemorrhagic Strokes

  • Latest Clinical Treatment Advances
  • Managing Increased Intracranial Pressure
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Grading Scales

Limiting Complications of Stroke

  • Controversial Therapies
  • Nursing Responsibilities
  • New Technology Improving Outcomes

Stroke Medication from A to Z

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antihypertensives
  • Glycemic Control
  • Neurostimulants
  • Thrombolytics
  • Clinical Trials on the Horizon

Expanding the Role of the Primary Stroke Center

  • The Transition to Comprehensive Stroke Centers
  • Best Demonstrated Practices
  • Updates & Improvements More than a Decade Later

Author

SUSAN FRALICK-BALL, PSYD, MSN, CLNC, CH

Susan Fralick-Ball is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with an additional 40 years of clinical/educational nursing practice in a wide range of specialties. As a neuropsychologist, she has worked with patients having a vast variety of neurological disorders. Susan was responsible for coordinating all clinical and administrative activities for the stroke program of a nationally-renowned neurological-medical rehabilitation hospital, where she also developed a stroke support group for patients, family members, and staff. Additionally, she aided patients with neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS, Guillain-Barré, CIDP, Parkinson's, Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, Spinal cord injuries, TBI, head trauma, and dementias.

As a former member of the Neurocognitive Regional Conference Committee, Susan was instrumental in developing and speaking at conferences to teach medical and health care support staff about neurological challenges and developments. She has also taught neurological nursing and neurophysiology at the graduate level. She has mentored and supervised nurses, social workers, psychologists, and music therapists in the clinical setting. Dr. Fralick-Ball is the founder of the PsychMedEd, where she continues to work with patients challenged by the detrimental psychological effects of neurological disorders, is a clinical neuropsychologist for the VistaMed group in the greater Philadelphia area, and a nationally-recognized nursing/psychology educator and conference presenter. She continues to lend social assistance to those with neurological disorders through her charitable organization, With Thy Grace.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Susan Fralick-Ball maintains a private practice. Dr. Fralick-Ball receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Susan Fralick-Ball is a regular contributor to Advance for Nurses. Dr. Fralick-Ball is a member of the Neurocognitive Regional Conference Committee.

CEDRIC MCKOY, MSN, ACNP

Cedric McKoy is a neuro-intensive care nurse practitioner and the Associate Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). UCMC serves close to 500 stroke patients annually and includes a neurointensive care unit for patients with ICH, ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

As an acute care nurse practitioner, Cedric works with a team of neuro-intensivists to assess and develop care plans for ICU patients, as well as providing hospital wide consultation for neuro patients. In his role as the Stroke Center Coordinator, Cedric trains critical care nurses and is responsible for TJC data collection for the hospital's stroke patient population. He also contributed to the development of the Stroke Management Guidelines for the UCMC.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Loyola University-Chicago, Cedric is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Stroke Association and the Stroke Action Alliance.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cedric McKoy is the Stroke Center Coordinator for The University of Chicago Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cedric McKoy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 076630 - The Brain in Detail
[+] [-] 077550 - Advances in Stroke Care
Audience
Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals