Online Courses

Neurological System - Critical Care

Price: $49.00

This course series is accessible until 1/1/2022

A&P and Assessment is a extensive overview of neurological assessments and management of the critically ill patient. Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries examines the various causes for brain and spinal cord injuries, methods of treatment, and nursing care requirements for treating patients. Disease States and Medications identifies neurologic problems, such as CNS infections, neuromuscular diseases, neurological tumors and medications commonly used in the neurological arena. Strokes, hematomas and hemorrhages -- learn about epidural, subdural, intracranial, intraventricular, and subarachnoid bleeds.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

ANCC Accredited Organization

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A&P and Assessment (1.5 CEU)
1. Name the microstructures of the neurological system and describe their functions, including impulse conduction and neurotransmitters.
2. List the macrostructures of the neurological system and identify their locations in the body.
3. Describe the major functions of the neurological system's macrostructures.
4. Explain the intracranial dynamics of the neurological system including the Monroe-Kellie hypothesis and autoregulation of intracranial pressure.
5. Identify types and causes of herniation syndromes.
6. Summarize the steps involved in basic and complex neurological assessment.
7. Identify common diagnostic tests used for neurological assessment and diagnosis including use, data generated, and related nursing protocols.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries (1.5 CEU)
1. Define traumatic brain injury and identify the various types of injury.
2. Describe the treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including special nursing care considerations.
3. Name the steps critical to initial care for TBI victims.
4. Identify the mechanisms and types of spinal cord injuries.
5. Differentiate between complete and incomplete functional loss.
6. Describe treatment and patient care considerations for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Disease States and Medications (1 CEU)
1. Understand seizure and treatment modalities.
2. Recognize CNS infections, causes and treatments.
3. Identify the various neuromuscular diseases, and diagnosis and treatment for each.
4. Identify the various brain tumors and therapeutic treatments available.
5. Identify the various medications utilized in the neuroscience arena.

Strokes (1.5 CEU)
1. Differentiate between epidural and subdural hematomas. Describe the causes, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care for each type of hematoma.
2. Classify intracranial, intraventricular, and subarachnoid hemorrhage, and identify the causes, diagnosis, treatment and nursing care for each type of stroke.
3. Identify arteriovenous malformation, and describe the causes, treatment and nursing care.
4. Describe the causes, treatment and nursing care for ischemic stroke.

CC14 Neurology: A&P and Neurological Assessment

Hours: 1.50
This neurological course for nurses presents an overview of the structures; microstructures, and macrostructures of the neurological system. Course content includes discussion of basic and complex neurological assessments, intracranial dynamics, and optimal management of the critically ill patient.

CC15 Neurology: Strokes

Hours: 1.50
This neurological course for nurses presents the causes, diagnosis, and treatment for patients who present with epidural and subdural hematomas, as well as those who present with intracranial, intraventricular, and subarachnoid hemorrhages. Also discussed is the treatment and nursing care utilized in the care of patients who are diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation or ischemic stroke.

CC16 Neurology: Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Hours: 1.50
This neurological course for nurses presents disease states of the patient with a head injury or spinal cord injury. Also presented are surgical treatments that are often used to treat specific injuries and the expected outcomes of these procedures as well as nursing treatment utilized in caring for patients who have these injuries.

CC17 Neurology: Disease States and Medications

Hours: 1.00
This neurological course for nurses presents disease states of the patient with a neurological disorder. Course content includes diagnosis, etiology, and classifications of seizures and epilepsy, as well as treatments utilized for these disorders. Also presented are CNS infections, neuromuscular diseases, neurological tumors, and medications commonly used in the neurological arena.