CC16 Neurology: Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Hours: 1.50
This course is accessible until 1/1/2021

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.

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

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 Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Contact Hours: 1.5, Expires: 1/1/2021

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
(ARSBN)

CE Credits: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 1/1/2021

District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DC BON)

  • Clinical Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Anesthetist
(DC BON)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

Florida Board of Nursing (FBN)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
(FBN)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

Georgia Board of Nursing (GBN)

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Professional Nurse
(GBN)

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Specialist
(NMBON)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WV RN Board)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
(WV RN Board)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

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 Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

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