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Care of the Neuro Patient
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When a change in the neurological status of your patient develops, it is critical that your examination is thorough, your assessment is accurate and you are able to execute the crucial initial steps to ensure the most desirable outcome. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses best practice management strategies for the following:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
Objectives
  1. Discriminate between treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  2. Distinguish the best pharmacologic methods to achieve blood pressure control for patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Outline
    Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Pathophysiology and Treatment
    • Definitions
    • Meninges
  • Treatment of Elevated ICP
    • Algorithm for Increased ICP
    • Medical Therapy for Increased ICP
    • Surgical Therapy for Increased ICP
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
    • Epidemiology
    • Emergency Medical System Management
    • Approaches to Arterial Hypertension
    • Fibrinolytic Agents
    • Anticoagulation
    • Treatments
  • Monitoring Intracranial Pressure
  • Case Study
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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Dr. Langlois received his Doctor of Nursing degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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