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Digital Seminar

The Brain in Detail


Faculty:
Susan Fralick-Ball
Duration:
6 Hours 31 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 17, 2017
Product Code:
POS076630
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • The Need to Know Neuro Disorders & Injuries
  • Finally! An Easy Approach to Learning ICP
  • The ABCs of the Rapid Neuro Exam
  • Treating Seizures Rapidly & Effectively
  • Differentiating Common Headaches
  • What’s New in Stroke Treatment
  • Neuro Take-Home Tool Kit
  • And Much More…

Did you know that a patient with Myasthenia Gravis is at risk for more than one type of life-threatening crisis?

Or, wonder which cranial nerves you should always assess and what those tests can quickly tell you?

Or, become intimidated explaining the complex neurological system to patients and their families?

If you have a hard time explaining to your patients why their heart disease is a risk factor for stroke, or how shrugging their shoulders and sticking out their tongues assesses brain function, or what medications can cause life threatening complications with a neurological disorder, then you need to join Susan Fralick-Ball, PsyD, MSN, CLNC, CH, a mentor who can make the information easy and understandable.

Designed with the bedside clinician in mind, this seminar is appropriate for all healthcare professionals wanting to improve assessment skills, build a firm foundation of the brain and nervous system anatomy and physiology and apply these skills in daily patient care. Understanding these essential concepts will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately. Susan’s teaching style allows for informal, interactive discussion. You will leave with a systematic approach to assessments, an understanding of common neurological pathologies, and a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in patient care.

 

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). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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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 6.3 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 6.25 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.



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Faculty

Susan Fralick-Ball Related seminars and products: 5

Psy.D., MSN, CH


Dr. Susan Fralick-Ball, PsyD, MSN, CLNC, CH, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with an additional 40 years of clinical/educational nursing practice in a wide range of specialties. As a neuropsychologist, she has worked with patients having a vast variety of neurological disorders. Susan was responsible for coordinating all clinical and administrative activities for the stroke program of a nationally renowned neurological-medical rehabilitation hospital where she also developed a stroke support group for patients, family members, and staff. Additionally, she aided patients with neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS, Guillain-Barré, CIDP, Parkinson's, Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, Spinal cord injuries, TBI, head trauma, and dementias. 

As a former member of the Neurocognitive Regional Conference Committee, Susan was instrumental in developing and speaking at conferences to teach medical and health care support staff about neurological challenges and developments. She has also taught neurological nursing and neurophysiology at the graduate level. She has mentored and supervised nurses, social workers, psychologists, and music therapists in the clinical setting. Dr. Fralick-Ball is the founder of the PsychMedEd where she continues to work with patients challenged by the detrimental psychological effects of neurological disorders, is a clinical neuropsychologist for the VistaMed group in the greater Philadelphia area, and a nationally recognized nursing/psychology educator and conference presenter.  She continues to lend social assistance to those with neurological disorders through her charitable organization, With Thy Grace.


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Outline

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

Target Audience

Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals

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