Online Courses

Neurological System - Critical Care

Price: $49.00

This course series is accessible until 3/1/2024

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

This course reports to CE Broker

This neurology course will assist the healthcare provider in their understanding and proficiency in:

A&P and Assessment (1.5 CEU)

  1. Naming the primary structures of the central nervous system and describing their functions, including impulse conduction and neurotransmitters.
  2. Describing the major functions of the neurological system's macrostructures and their locations in the body.
  3. Explaining the intracranial dynamics of the neurological system including the Monroe-Kellie hypothesis and intracranial pressure.
  4. Identifying types and causes of herniation syndromes.
  5. Summarizing the steps involved in basic and complex neurological assessment and identifying common diagnostic tests used for neurological assessment and diagnosis including use, data generated, and related nursing protocols.

Strokes (1.5 CEU)

  1. Differentiating between epidural and subdural hematomas.
  2. Describing the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for each type of hematoma.
  3. Classifying intracranial, intraventricular, and subarachnoid hemorrhage, and identifying the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for each type of stroke.
  4. Identifying arteriovenous malformation and describing the causes, treatment, and nursing care.
  5. Identifying ischemic stroke and describing the causes, treatment, and nursing care.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries (1.5 CEU)

  1. Defining traumatic brain injury and identifying the various types of injury.
  2. Describing the treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including special nursing care considerations.
  3. Naming the steps critical to “initial care” for traumatic brain injury victims.
  4. Identifying the mechanisms and types of spinal cord injuries and differentiating between complete and incomplete functional loss.
  5. Describing treatment and patient care considerations for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Disease States and Medications (1 CEU)

  1. Understanding seizures and treatment modalities.
  2. Recognizing CNS infections, causes, and treatments.
  3. Identifying the various neuromuscular diseases and diagnosis and treatment for each.
  4. Identifying the various brain tumors and therapeutic treatments available.
  5. Identifying the various medications utilized in the neuroscience arena.

 

CC14 Neurology: A&P and Neurological Assessment

Hours: 1.50

This neurological course for nurses presents an overview of primary structures of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system, neuroglia and neurons. 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.