Gizmos and Gadgets: Managing What’s Inside the Brain

Author(s): Mary Kay Bader

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Neurology, Technology

Population: Adult, Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The brain is housed inside the cranium, which is often referred to as a place of mystery to the non-neuro nurse. This presentation ventures into the brain to explore the unique features of this compartment and consequences of the injured brain. The changes occurring after brain injury and monitoring technologies used to assess are explored in this lecture. Focused interventions deployed by the ICU team are highlighted so nurses can manage advanced intracranial dynamics.


  • Identify the complex multidimensional processes related to brain injury.
  • Describe the indications, functions and suggested interventions related to intracranial pressure (ICP), oxygen, cerebral blood flow (CBF) and electroencephalogram (EEEG).
  • Apply this technology to the care of the critically ill patient using evidenced-based protocols.

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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.


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.

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