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Neurocritical Care for the APRN: Brain Death and Temperature Management Updates

Author(s): Sarah Livesay, Amanda Severson

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Neurology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Advanced practice providers are often challenged by the management of patients declared dead by neurologic criteria (also known as brain death) and those at high risk for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) following cardiac arrest. This session provides attendees updated and practical information on how to diagnose and manage both patient populations. Subject matter spans diagnosis and management and addresses controversies in care using a case-based approach. Percentage of pharmacology content = 20%.

Objectives

  • Discuss diagnostic criteria and steps required to determine brain death.
  • Review key physical exam and diagnostic test findings in brain death.
  • Interpret recent studies in patients with cardiac arrest and discuss implications for temperature management.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclosure

Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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