All sessions listed below require an additional fee.
Wednesday, January 5
Pre-Conference Session: Suturing Course
Speakers: Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC; Roxanne Buterakos, DNP RN PCPNP-BC AG-ACNP-BC
Description: In this hands-on course, attendees will identify the principals of treatment for puncture wounds, foreign bodies, and fish hooks, choose appropriate type of local anesthetic and suture or glue, and demonstrate the basic techniques of suturing, and more!
Wednesday, January 5
Pre-Conference Session: Advanced Neuroassessment and Anatomy
Speakers: Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN and Twyila Lay, MSN ANP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Description: Using a case-based interactive approach, this course will offer the Advanced Practice Provider examples of clinical assessment and differential diagnosis, potential surgical intervention, severity stratification, and risks for postoperative complications. 3D visualization of the normal anatomy, potential pathology, and “at-risk” structures will provide the opportunity to visualize the complexities and formulate a plan of care. Examples will include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, vascular, and tumor patient management.
Thursday, January 6
Workshop: Role Development
Speakers: Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC; Lynn Hundley, MSN APRN CCNS CNRN ANVP-BC
Description: This course content is geared toward assisting new nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) achieve success in their new roles. During this workshop, attendees will learn about the many varied opportunities available for NPs and CNSs. Additionally, presenters will review transitions, practice resources, mentors, and methods for demonstrating value for these roles. The course will end with guided discussion and Q&A.
Continuing Education Contact Hours
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-minutes of educational content 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:
• Pre-Conference Workshop: 4 CE contact hours
• Role Development Workshop: 2 CE contact hours
• Concurrent Sessions: 14 CE contact hours (this is just content, no workshops)