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AANN Clinical Practice Guideline Series

The aim of the AANN Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) series, created by the CPG Editorial Board, is to provide an overview on caring for a specific patient population as well as to provide nurses with a tool that will assist them in delivering the optimum quality-focused patient care. Please print these guides for your reference and share them with colleagues.

All AANN CPGs are available for free through the AANN online store. Once you have “purchased” a CPG, you can access it at any time through your account in My Learning.

Some CPGs have associated webinars or continuing education (CE) credit exams available. To purchase and complete an online CE, select bundle, (includes the guideline, webinar and exam) free to members, if available. Access to the purchased CPG can be found under your “My Learning” account. In the “Learning" portal you can launch the CPG test, which will display a list of available items. Once the test has been passed, a printable CE certificate will populate at the end.

Epilepsy

Care of Adults and Children with Seizures and Epilepsy

This guideline has an online exam that provides 2 CEs if passed and costs $40 per exam (free for AANN members).

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Neuro-Oncology

Care of the Pediatric Patient with a Brain Tumor

This publication was supported by an educational grant from the American Brain Tumor Association.

This guideline has an online exam that provides 2.7 CEs if passed and costs $40 per exam (free for AANN members).

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Care of the Adult Patient with a Brain Tumor

This publication was supported by an educational grant from the American Brain Tumor Association.

This guideline has an online exam that provides 2 CEs if passed and costs $40 per exam (free for AANN members).

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Movement Disorders

Care of the Movement Disorder Patient with Deep Brain Stimulation

This publication was supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

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Neuromuscular

Care of the Patient with Myasthenia Gravis

This publication was supported by an educational grant from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc.

This guideline has an online exam that provides 2 CEs if passes and costs $35 per exam (free for AANN members) 

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Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

This publication was supported by an educational grant from TEVA Neuroscience.

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Neurotrauma

Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This publication was supported by an educational grant from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

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Nursing Management of Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

This publication is under revision.

Spine

Cervical Spine Surgery: A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care

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Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery: A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care

This publication is under revision.

Stroke

Care of the Patient with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

This publication is under revision.

Other

Care of the Patient Undergoing Intracranial Pressure Monitoring/External Ventricular Drainage or Lumbar Drainage

This publication was supported by an educational grant from Codman.

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Neurologic Assessment of the Older Adult: A Guide for Nurses

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CPGs from Other Associations

If you are looking for a clinical practice guideline on a topic not listed above, try our list of CPGs from other associations.

Clinical Practice Guideline Series Disclosure: A staff member, volunteer or family member who has an affiliation with a commercial company must declare that relationship in advance of involvement with an education activity that could be used as a forum to promote interest of that company and its products. None of the authors or planners has anything to disclose related to this activity.

Non-endorsement of products: AANN does not endorse any products in any of the CPGs.