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Digital Seminar

Neurocritical Care Medication Update

2 Hours 04 Minutes
Audio and Video
Sep 28, 2022
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Neurocritical care patient management is highly complicated, especially when trying to optimize therapy during the acute injury. Pharmacologic management must be carefully considered in order to minimize cognitive dysfunction and avoid confounding patient neurologic evaluations. During the care of a neuro critical care patient, pharmacotherapy must be individualized for each patient, considering their age, comorbidities, and chronic medications. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics must be considered as they may change in acute illness and with neurocritical care interventions. Pharmacokinetic changes may include alterations in medication absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination, while pharmacodynamic changes could result in loss of drug effect or an increase in toxicity. This talk will focus on pharmacotherapy and clinical pearls that will help the care of a neurocritical care patient.


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Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

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Ebonye Green, MNSc, ACNPC-AG, CNRN, SCRN, APRN, FNCS's Profile

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Ebonye Green, MNSc, ACNPC-AG, CNRN, SCRN, APRN, FNCS, has been an inpatient Advanced Practice Registered Nurse for the College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences since 2013. She previously worked as a staff nurse and as a travel nurse, working in some of the country’s top neurosurgical intensive units and Gamma Knife, including Washington Hospital Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Ebonye is passionate about contributing to her specialty and professional associations and organizations. She is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and serves as a Director at Large on their Board of Directors, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Director at Large for Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons, Neurocritical Care Society, is Co-Chair of the Women in Neurocritical Care Advanced Practice Leadership Committee, and is also a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society. Ebonye is passionate about educating staff to grow their knowledge to better care for our patients and families.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ebonye Green has an employment relationship with the University of Arkansas. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ebonye Green is a member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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  1. Evaluate common medications used in the critical care setting, involved in the care of neuro patients. 
  2. Assess appropriate use of medications for neuro diagnosis in the critical care setting. 
  3. Choose the appropriate neuro agent, with consideration to patient’s organ function, medication allergies, potential adverse drug effects, drug interactions, critical illness, and age-related pathophysiologic changes. 
  4. Appraise the key pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, and clinical pearls of the medication therapies. 


  • Hyperosmolar therapy 
  • Antiseizure medications 
  • Antithrombotic agents 
  • Anticoagulant reversal and hemostatic agents 
  • Antishivering agents 
  • Neuromuscular blocking agents 
  • Antihypertensive agents 
  • Sedation and Analgesia 
  • Vasopressors and inotropes 
  • Antimicrobials 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants


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