Online Education | Neuroscience Nursing Symposium: Brain Storming - 2015

This online course provides an update on new developments, evidence-based practice and the art of neuroscience nursing practice. This year’s topics, presented by regional and national experts, include use of new oral anticoagulants, mechanisms of concussions and their long-term consequences, assessing the post-operative neurosurgery patient, caring for patients with neurological dysfunction from acute care to rehabilitation, dementias and psychiatric co-morbidities, an update on multiple sclerosis therapies and a review of the evidence on intracranial pressure. This course was recorded live in March 2015 at UWCNE's Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium.

Learning methods include audio lectures and handouts.

Publish Date: June 4, 2015. This course will be available for three years from this date.

 

Topics

  • Target-specific oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
  • Sports concussions
  • Seizure disorders
  • Caring for patients with neurological dysfunction
  • Psychiatric complications of primary neurological disorders
  • Update on multiple sclerosis
  • Intracranial pressure

 

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • Listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.  

 

Speakers

  • Patricia A. Blissitt, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, CCM, ACNS-BC 
    Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS
  • James Bowen, MD 
    Medical Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, UW School of Medicine
  • Stanley A. Herring, MD 
    Medical Director, Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Health, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Judy Ozuna, MN, ARNP, CNRN 
    Nurse Practitioner, Neurology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty, BNHS 
  • Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP 
    Assistant Professor of Geriatric Mental Health, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar; Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, Lynnwood
  • Charlotte Smith, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, UW School of Medicine  
  • Ann K. Wittkowsky, PharmD, CACP, FASHP, FCCP 
    Director, Anticoagulation Services, Department of Pharmacy, UW Medicine/UW Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Professor, UW School of Pharmacy

Planning Committee

  • Patricia A. Blissitt, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, CCM, ACNS-BC
    Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle and Swedish Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN 
    Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Joni B. Herrington, MN, RN-BC, CNRN, ACNS-BC 
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Kate Kennedy, MN, ARNP, CNRN
    Neurology Nurse Practitioner, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Issaquah, WA 
  • Jaime Navetta, MN, RN, CNE 
    Associate Director and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Judy Ozuna, MN, ARNP, CNRN 
    Nurse Practitioner, Neurology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty, BNHS
  • Nancy Schuman, MN, ARNP, CNRN, Chairperson
    Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurosurgery, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle; Affiliate Assistant Professor, BNHS 

BNHS=Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
UW=University of Washington, Seattle

 

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Target Audience

Registered nurses and other health professionals involved in the care of persons with nervous system dysfunction in a variety of clinical settings.

 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  1. Compare and contrast safety and efficacy of target-specific oral anticoagulants to warfarin.
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and current management for youth sports concussions.
  3. Describe two subtle symptoms of increased intracranial pressure.
  4. Discuss strategies to care for patients with neurological dysfunction.
  5. Discuss evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for patients who have psychiatric and primary neurological disorders.
  6. Describe the latest disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.
  7. Discuss current controversies in the management of increased intracranial pressure.

Additional Information

Format: 
Audio
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.40 Contact hours
  • 2.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
06/04/2015
Expires: 
06/04/2019
Cost:
$60.00

Available Credit

  • 7.40 Contact hours
  • 2.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Price

Cost:
$60.00
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