120 minutes including a Q&A
• The on-demand recording to watch later at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion
• The neuro exam is based on developmental stages–from the neonate to the adolescent
• Neurologic “soft signs” in children with developmental disabilities
• The evaluation of headaches in children: migraines and tension headaches
• Brain hemorrhage and brain tumors will be discussed; how to rule out serious headaches
• The importance of vital signs and an in-depth evaluation of cranial nerves
• The evaluation of a child with a seizure disorder–types and treatments
• The evaluation of a child with a traumatic brain injury/concussion
• Playground injury or possible child abuse?
• Evaluation of the adolescent with substance abuse–eye signs, gait.
• The evaluation of a child with ADHD and/or autism
• Lead poisoning
The central objective of these pediatric webinar is to provide an overview of key pediatric topics to nurses in primarily adult settings who have children in their client/patient caseload. This course is also an excellent review for pediatric nurses who work in specialized settings and wish to refresh their knowledge of general pediatrics.
Who Should Attend?:
• Nurses who care for adults, but occasionally care for children
• Nurses from mixed medical-surgical/pediatric units
• Operating room and post-anesthesia care unit nurses
• Nurses who float to pediatric areas
• Ambulatory Care Nurses (clinic, doctor’s office, primary care, etc.)
• New Pediatric Nurses
• Tele-health Nurses, Community Health Nurses, Outpost Nurses
** Not recommended for experienced pediatric or critical care nurses **
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.