- Evaluate risk factors for neurodevelopmental disabilities
- Latest updates on concussion and long-term effects
- Understand the emerging role of neurogenetics and its impact on patient care
- Strategies for assessing and managing headaches and seizures
- Evaluate important findings in the neurological examination
- Understand DSM-5® changes for neurodevelopmental disabilities
- Learn about the most recent research findings for evaluation and treatment of autism
Carolyn Zook Lewis, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC, PMHS, will provide up-to-date information regarding the identification, evaluation, and management of common pediatric neurological conditions. Whether you care for children with chronic neurological conditions such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, and intellectual disability, or common conditions such as headaches - you will leave this seminar and be able to use what you have learned the very next day. Carolyn has over 28 years of pediatric nursing experience, and has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in child neurology and primary care for 19 years. Drawing from her experiences, she will share with you many insights and case studies, along with evidence-supported strategies to help you optimize the care of children and families who are coping with neurological conditions.
There have been significant advances in many aspects of neurology in the past years, and Carolyn will share with you some of changes including the emerging role of neurogenetics, the first rare but “treatable” causes of autism, and new options in the prevention of seizures. She will also help you understand the changes in the DSM-5® criteria for autism and intellectual disability.
By the end of the seminar, you will gain a better understanding of the many unique challenges facing children and families with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and be given tools to help them manage and cope with their daily struggles.