Jointly Provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education
The prevalence of the top five neurological conditions in children is estimated to affect nearly 11 million in the United States alone. The overwhelming prevalence can contribute to delays in proper identification and treatment of initial symptoms. This lecture provides an overview of a multitude of common to rare neurological and neurosurgical conditions and discusses presentations and treatment strategies for them. Overall, a better understanding of the neurological conditions and the symptoms associated with these conditions will lead to more prompt identification, which will lead to expedited treatment for children and hope for their families.
This conference is designed for: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, and behavioral health providers.
- Review how pediatric neurosurgeons fit into a multidisciplinary team.
- Identify types of epilepsy that may benefit from surgical treatment.
- Discuss diagnostic tools used to identify epileptic activity.
- Recognize types of headaches in children.
- Distinguish when neurological conditions require genetic testing.
- Identify comorbidities of tic disorders.
- Discuss treatment options for neuromuscular and neuroimmune diseases.
- Distinguish when neurological symptoms require more urgent or less urgent referral and wait time.
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Behavioral Health Providers
Credit and Accreditation
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 5.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and Boys Town National Research Hospital. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
History of the Brookhouser Lecture
Patrick E. Brookhouser, M.D., founded Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1972. Since that time, the hospital has provided care and treatment to patients from across the USA and a number of foreign countries. It is one of the most influential specialty hospitals and research institutes in the world.
A gifted physician and surgeon, Dr. Brookhouser has been recognized by his medical colleagues for his contributions to the field of otolaryngology and otology. He also initiated groundbreaking research in the treatment and prevention of hearing loss and other communication disorders, especially in children.