After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Identify components of the spinal column.
2. Define the paths of conduction through the spinal nerves and cord.
3. Describe nursing interventions for spinal surgery patients.
4. Differentiate between types of cranial surgeries.
5. Identify signs & symptoms of post op cranial and spinal surgery.
6.Verbalize the difference between endovascular procedures and open surgery.
7.Describe what a shunt is and for what conditions it would be used.
8. Discuss post op endocrine complications. 
9. Describe TBI and behavioral interventions.


Kimberly Desautels, MSN, RN, CCRN
Nurse Educator
Neuroscience Acute and Intermediate Units
Baystate Medical Center 

Allison Kostrzewa, MSN, RN, CNRN
Nurse Manager
Neuroscience Acute and Intermediate Units
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.  

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.                                                                            


Session date: 
06/17/2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 4.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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