This course will teach Sharp Memorial critical care and progressive care registered nurses how to provide treatment to patients with a traumatic brain injury. Content will include information pertinent to mechanism of injury, brain anatomy, secondary brain injury, fluid and electronic monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring and future directions in care.
Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Understand basics of intracranial pressure management
- Discuss the impact of brain injury relative to brain anatomy and mechanism of injury
- Discuss complications related to brain injury including:
- Fluid and electrolyte disturbances
- Secondary brain injury
- Systemic complications including pressure ulcers, nutrition imbalances and altered mobility
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Parking is available on the street in front of the Knollwood Building or in the garage on Birmingham Drive. The entrance to the Birmingham parking garage requires an activated employee badge.
This class is open only to registered nurses who work at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Kaelin Schickedanz, RN, BSN, is an advanced clinician at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the Surgical ICU Department.
Please plan to bring your own lunch.
This course is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider No. 70) for 5.0 contact hours.