NMT/RT Part 5: Anatomy & Physiology - Neurology
Hours: 1.50
This course is accessible until 1/31/2020

This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on Neurology 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. Also presented are several diagnostic tests and procedures used in the evaluation of a neurological patient.

This content is supported by 6 additional anatomy and physiology courses for NMT/RT: Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Pulmonary, and Renal.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit in the same biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  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.

Deena M. Rodney, RN, ATC

Deena M. Rodney, RN, ATC, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate matriculation, Deena obtained a major in psychology and minored in health care administration. She furthered her studies by completing an internship in UCF’s Sports Medicine program. Deena’s focus in the health field turned to the inpatient clinical setting. She also obtained an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences.

Deena’s professional exposure began in the sports medicine arena. During her career as an athletic trainer she worked extensively with UCF and the Orlando Predators.

Deena lives in Central Florida and works at Florida Hospital South. She initially functioned as charge nurse for an acute psychiatric stabilization unit where she developed and implemented a process to improve capacity issues for the psychiatric service line. She then transferred to the neurology step-down unit functioning as a floor nurse. At that time she initiated a patient satisfaction plan. Deena recently assumed the position of education specialist for the neuro critical care and neuroscience unit at Florida Hospital South.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Misti Tuppeny, MSN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS

Misti Tuppeny, MSN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She then received her Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix and her post Master's certificate as a clinical nurse specialist from the University of Central Florida. She has achieved and maintains national certifications for Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) as well as Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN). She is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Neuro Critical Care, Neuroscience and the Stroke Behavioral Health units at Florida Hospital in Orlando. She oversees neuroscience education development and research, assists with patient care planning for complex care issues, and assess and evaluates patient care systems issues that affect patient care outcomes.

Disclosures
This author has disclosed that there are no conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliations with this activity.

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: 00 - Technical, Expires: 1/31/2020

Completion Requirements:

To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity the participant must:

  • View all modules

  • Participate and pass all learning checks

  • Pass the PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

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Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest:

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