This session reviews the assessment of the cranial nerves. When we note deficits in a patient, what do they mean? What do we do as APNs or as RNs? What are the next steps in care delivery for the patient with an impaired neurological assessment? Join us as we use a hands-on format to learn how to conduct and interpret a neurological assessment focusing on the cranial nerves.
Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical
Conference Committee Disclosures: Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Review the assessment of cranial nerves.
Identify the “red flag” findings in a cranial nerve assessment.
Demonstrate techniques in the assessment of cranial nerves.