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The Brain in Detail

 

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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-Barré 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

Objectives

  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. Demonstrate the clinical presentation and treatment recommendations for seizure types.
  6. Assess essential management strategies for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Copyright : 10/17/2017

Advances in Stroke Care

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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

Objectives

  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.

Copyright : 12/06/2017