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. Explain 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.


Allison Kostrzewa, MSN, RN, CNRN,HNB-BC
Nurse Manager
Neuroscience Units Daly 5A & NIU
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. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.  

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
08/02/2022 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 4.00 ANCC Contact Hours

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