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Preconference Workshops*
*sessions will require an additional cost

Wednesday, January 20
1-5:30 PM

EEG Essentials for Advanced Practice Nurses

WEB Plueger

Speakers: Madona Plueger, MSN APRN ACNS-BC CNRN FAES; Mark Stecker, MD PhD; Mona Stecker, DNP NP-BC CNRN SCRN

Description: The program is intended for advanced practice providers involved in the care of patients with acute seizures. The course will review the means of differentiating acute seizures from other conditions both using the physical examination and the EEG. The basics of EEG and application to acute seizures will be discussed in this context. Barriers to accurate diagnosis and treatment will be discussed. Interactive case studies will be presented during the session that will allow for audience participation.

Fee: $120

Understanding Neuro Imaging: A Review of Basic Radiology, Test Selection and Case Study Review

WEB Anderson

Speakers: Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN; Benjamin Liu, MD

Description: Whether a seasoned professional or new to neuro, most practitioners lack formal radiology training. We will cover basic imaging principals and test selection, including an overview for spine and cranial imaging modalities. Utilizing a case study approach, the course concludes with imaging review of actual patients and an opportunity to pose your question to the experts.

Fee: $120

Thursday, January 21
6-9 PM

Evening Skills Lab
Suturing & Knot Tying Workshop: An Introduction to Techniques

WEB Anderson EbonyeGreen

Speakers: Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN; Ebonye Green, MNSc RN APRN ACNPC-AG CNRN ENLS; Anthony Digiorgio, DO

Description: Attendees learn various techniques for wound closure as well as review suture selection, choice of anesthetic and advanced suturing techniques including layered closure. View demonstrations of and practice instrument and hand-tied knots, as well as specialty suturing techniques. All skill levels welcome!

Fee: $120

Post Conference Workshops*
*sessions will require an additional cost

Saturday, January 23
8 AM-12:15 PM

AANN Neuroscience Skills Workshop

WEB Anderson rachel malloy

Speakers: Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN; Frank Bova, PhD; Rachel Malloy, MSN RN CNRN SCRN ANVP ; Donna Wallace, MS RN CPCP

Description: This course is designed to enhance the APP’s clinical practice of neurological monitoring and management. Utilizing both a case-based and hands-on approach each participant will be instructed in the skills of; ventriculostomy placement, intraparenchymal monitor placement, lumbar puncture, lumbar drain placement, shunt tapping and device management.

Fee: $120

Saturday, January 23
8 AM-12:15 PM

Challenging Conversations: Communicating with Patients and Families about Goals of Care and End of Life Care

Speakers: Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNS; DorAnne Donesky, PhD ANP-BC

Description: This advanced communications training will improve and strengthen attendees' ability to deliver tough news, understand patient preferences, and develop a family-centered plan of care. Learn and practice evidence-based communication techniques using real-life scenarios.

Fee: $120

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP: 13331).

Successful completion: Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the session(s). Attendees can be awarded 1 nursing contact hour for every 60-minute educational session they attend and evaluate. Each participant will receive a username and password to complete an online evaluation. Participants must complete a form for each session they attend and an overall conference evaluation to receive contact hours.

Contact hours available for each component of the event are as follows:
• Preconference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Postconference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Lunch session: 1 CE hour
• Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider Educational Meeting: 12 CE hours (this is just content, no pre/post or lunch sessions)