This course for Sharp Memorial Hospital SICU nurses is designed to provide an overview of the essential content necessary to provide treatment for critical care patients with a neuro/traumatic brain injury. Content will include information pertinent to the mechanism of injury, brain anatomy, secondary brain injury, fluid and electrolyte monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring and future directions in care.
Upon completion, nurses will be able to:
- Review correlative neuro anatomy
- Discuss the impact of brain injury relative to brain anatomy and mechanism of injury
- Understand basics of intracranial pressure management
- Review the values of the pupilometer and how it correlates with a neuro assessment
- 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.
Please park in your normal spot on campus or take the shuttle and walk over.
Please obtain approval from your lead for paid attendance and time off prior to registering.
Erica Garcia, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, is a clinical nurse specialist at Sharp Memorial Hospital.
The class will begin promptly at 8 am, so please arrive on time due to the amount of material that needs to be covered.
Please plan to bring something to write with. You may also want to bring your own water and a sweater or jacket in case the room temperature fluctuates.
This course is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider No. 70) for 4.0 contact hours.