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Digital Seminar

Mastering the Neurological Assessment


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
1 Hour 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Sep 20, 2013
Product Code:
POS075485
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Session Description:
Physical Assessment skills are the basis for critical thinking, diagnosis and treatment. It is common for even the most experienced healthcare provider to miss the physical findings that will lead to proper care for the patient. This session of our Physical Assessment webcast series will teach you the in-depth Neurological Assessment Skills you need to consistently provide the highest level of care for your patients. Cyndi Zarbano delivers an excellent presentation that relays the information you need in an easy to understand, detailed presentation you won't want to miss.

Session Topics:

  • Anatomical Factors
    • How they drive changes expected on assessment
  • Six Areas of a Thorough Neurological Exam
    • Mental Status Exam
    • Cranial Nerves
    • Proprioception and Cerebellar Function
    • Motor Strength
    • Sensory Function
    • Deep tendon reflexes and Babinski
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • 3 Mnemonics for Common Causes of Acute Mental Status Changes
  • Understanding delirium and how it impacts patient outcomes
  • Meningeal Signs - different tools for different ages!
    • Kernig's Sign
    • Brudzinski's Sign
    • Nuchal Rigidity


Session Objectives

  1. Analyze the primary causes of acute mental status changes.
  2. Apply 3 tests that assess proprioception and cerebellar function.
  3. Detect patients at risk for delirium and learn how to respond to it.

Session Outline

  • Anatomical Factors
    • How they drive changes expected on assessment
  • Six Areas of a Thorough Neurological Exam
    1. Mental Status Exam
    2. Cranial Nerves
    3. Proprioception and Cerebellar Function
    4. Motor Strength
    5. Sensory Function
    6. Deep tendon reflexes and Babinski
  • Glascow Coma Scale
  • 3 Mnemonics for Common Causes of Acute Mental Status Changes
  • Understanding delirium and how it impacts patient outcomes
  • Meningeal Signs - different tools for different ages!
    • Kernig’s Sign
    • Brudzinski’s Sign
    • Nuchal Rigidity

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 1.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 47

MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is the author of the Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide (PESI, 2013). Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars.

Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi’s teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano has an employment relationship with Fairview South. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. 

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists

Reviews

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 2182

Comments

Eileen P

"Cyndi was a very good presenter"

Christine R

"Thank you for this presentation "

Shayla K

"Great video. Like the fact the video came with handouts. Cyndi had great explainations of the neurological assessment. "

Elina G

"Excellent seminar!"

Sharon L

"excellent presenter thank you much!"

Dana M

"Presenter was very dynamic and knowledgable"

Cristy Ellen J

"Thank you for the great CE."

Jennifer D

"Great review! "

Jenelyn L

"Very informative and very relevant to my work area"

Melinda M

"Cyndi is amazing and so smart I love listening to her "

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