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Fourth Annual Neurocritical Care Conference

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Conference ID

D6824-23-Y

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts for posters are being accepted for this event.

The poster abstract deadline is Aug. 10, 2022.

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Purpose

Participants are saying
“I found the speakers to be professional and informative. I now have more information on neurocritical care which will aide in helping me care for my patients.”
2021 Participant

The purpose of this activity is to provide the participants with current, evidence-based information to assist them in meeting the complex needs of the neurocritical care patient.

Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practice clinicians, pharmacists and other health care providers who care for neurocritical care patients.

Agenda and Objectives

  • 7 a.m. | Check-In/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 7:55 a.m. | Welcome
    Jackie Ryer, MSN, CCRN, AG-ACNP-BC
  • 8 a.m. | Stroke Is a Surgical Disease
    Scott Simon, MD, FAANS

    Objectives
    • List which ischemic stroke patients are candidates for thrombectomy.
    • Explain which hemorrhagic stroke patients are candidates for evacuation.
  • 8:30 a.m. | Female: The Original Ironman – Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Stroke in Women
    Cathleen Adams, DO

    Objectives
    • Identify differences in women’s presentation of stroke.
    • Identify ways we can improve care for our female population in the field of vascular neurology.
  • 9 a.m. | Mystery Neurology Case Presentation
    Justin Lowe, PA

    Objectives
    • Review history and physical exam components pertinent to interesting neurology case presentation.
    • Review key diagnostic data representative of disease process.
  • 9:15 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 9:30 a.m. | Agitation Management in Traumatic Brain Injury
    Lori M. Grafton, MD

    Objectives
    • Review pathophysiology of agitation after traumatic brain injury.
    • Discuss management options for treating agitation after traumatic brain injury.
  • 10:15 a.m. | Neuroprognostication Following Cardiac Arrest
    Lori Cox, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM

    Objectives
    • Formulate a multi-modality approach to neuroprognositication following cardiac arrest.
    • Integrate current guidelines into the plan of care for patients with altered level of consciousness following cardiac arrest.
    • List confounding factors that impact timing and accuracy of neuroprognostication.
  • 10:45 a.m. | Critical Care EEG Basics
    Joseph Nguyen, DO

    Objectives
    • Review common EEG patterns found in ICU.
    • List the criteria that are supportive of seizure patterns on EEG.
    • List common artifacts that are seen on ICU EEGs.
  • 11:15 a.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 12:15 p.m. | Moral Distress, “Compassion” Fatigue and Vital Exhaustion in Neurocritical Care
    James Andrew Probolus, MD, FAAFP

    Objectives
    • Compare and contrast moral distress, compassion fatigue and vital exhaustion in neurocritical care.
    • Review personal strategies to foster resilience in oneself and the critical care team.
  • 12:45 p.m. | Ethics Panel Discussion
    Mary Jane Bijelic, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, SCRN
    Terri Bowling, MS, CT
    Cassandra Butler, BSN, RN
    James Andrew Probolus, MD, FAAFP

    Objectives
    • Identify common ethical considerations in neuro-critical care patients.
    • Analyze ethical and moral challenges to providing care in the neuro population.
  • 1:15 p.m. | 62M With Successful Thrombectomy of a Tandem Occlusion
    Frank Jareczek, MD, PhD

    Objectives
    • Recognize the symptoms associated with a large vessel occlusion (LVO).
    • Discuss the angiographic findings of an LVO.
    • Review the angiographic findings of successful recanalization of an LVO.
  • 1:30 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors and Posters
  • 1:45 p.m. | Management of Antiepileptics and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy/Intermittent Hemodialysis
    Karlee Deibler, PharmD
    N. Kierstin Reid, PharmD

    Objectives
    • Review pharmacokinetic profiles of commonly used antiepileptics.
    • Discuss dosing options in dialysis.
    • Determine monitoring parameters for individual agents.
  • 2:15 p.m. | It’s in the Eyes: Understanding Gaze and Visual Field Disorders
    Alicia Richardson, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, ANVP-BC, ASC-BC

    Objectives
    • Distinguish gaze disorder findings in the anterior vs. posterior circulation.
    • Describe visual field disorder findings associated with anterior and posterior circulation stroke.
    • Compose the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) to correctly reflect deficits in gaze and visual field disorders.
  • 2:45 p.m. | Adjournment

Presenters

Participants are saying
“Program was excellent! The time for each speaker was great allowed many topics to be presented. Great blend of all types of providers.”
2021 Participant

Cathleen Adams, DO
Medical Director, Stroke Program
Excela Health
PRN Vascular Neurologist
Department of Neurology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Mary Jane Bijelic, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, SCRN
Department of Neurosurgery
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Terri Bowling, MS, CT
Program Manager
Child Grief Specialist
Highmark the Caring Place

Cassandra Butler, BSN, RN
Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lori Cox, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Program Director, Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship
Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery
Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Neuro Critical Care Unit
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Karlee Deibler, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lori M. Grafton, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Subspecialty Certification in Brain Injury Medicine

Frank Jareczek, MD, PhD
Resident
Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Justin Lowe, PA
Department of Neurology
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Joseph Nguyen, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director of Inpatient Neurology
General Neurology and Epilepsy
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

James Andrew Probolus, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Palliative Care Physician
Division of General Internal Medicine, Center of Excellence in Palliative Care
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

N. Kierstin Reid, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Alicia Richardson, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, ANVP-BC, ASC-BC
Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery
Stroke Program Manager
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Scott Simon, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Endovascular Fellowship Director
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 5.25 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

PATIENT SAFETY

This program includes 2 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.

STROKE

This program qualifies for 3.75 stroke credit hours.

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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned the Universal Activity Number of 0322-0000-22-008-L01-P. It has been approved for 5.25 contact hours (0.52 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. The attendee list will be uploaded into CPE Monitor approximately one week after completion of the program. Statements of credit indicated in contact hours and CEUs will be available through CPE Monitor. Successful completion includes signing in at registration with personal NABP number and date of birth, attending the entire conference, and completing the activity evaluation. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Education.

No partial ACPE credit will be provided. Attendees must attend the entire conference to receive credit.

Fees

The fee is $125 per person for physicians and $75 for all others, including the cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after Oct. 26, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Oct. 20, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Oct. 24.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

COVID-19

On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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