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DVD

The Brain in Detail


Speaker:
Susan Fralick-Ball, PsyD, MSN, CLNC, CH
Duration:
6 Hours 31 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 17, 2017
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV076630
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: 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.

 

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

Target Audience

Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals

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