Coma and Brain Death: Current Guidelines, Ethical Issues & Clinical Challenges
Explaining brain death to family members can be very challenging. There are the understandable emotional considerations that are critical for the initial grieving process. We know it can be confusing for loved ones when they see the patient breathing and showing non-brain mediated movement. Joyce Campbell, MSN, SCRN, CCRN, FNP-BC, a Neuroscience/Critical Care Clinical Expert, will provide the succinct information you need to more fully understand the testing associated with suspected brain death, how to assess for the myriad of clinical implications across the body systems and effective insights to address the moral distress that both families and staff experience. Unforgettable case studies will be incorporated throughout the training.
Joyce Campbell, MSN, CCRN, SCRN, FNP-BC, has been involved in the nursing field for 35 years. For over 25 years, she taught in an associate degree nursing program where her primary focus was the theory and clinical instruction of neuroscience nursing. In addition to teaching, she has been employed by Comprehensive Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee for the past 30 years. At Erlanger, she has adopted many roles, including neurosurgical and trauma critical care staff nurse, educator and nurse practitioner. Currently, she serves on the neuroservice line committee and provides stroke education to staff and patients. Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center, an accredited Primary Stroke Center, houses a leading-edge stroke care facility serving over 2000 stroke patients annually.
Through her work at Erlanger, Joyce is able to experience, first hand, the latest innovative strategies for extending the window of treatment for stroke patients. She holds a BSN from East Tennessee State University, an MSN from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Joyce is an active member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Chattanooga Association of Nurses in Advanced Practice, where she has served as president and is a member of the educational committee.
Financial: Joyce Campbell has an employment relationship with Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Joyce Campbell is a member of the educational committee for the Chattanooga Association of Nurses in Advanced Practice.