SNAP Spine New to Neuro Bundle

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This course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, as well as teaches and reinforces key concepts.

Pricing

AANS Member$179.00
Non-member$349.00

Faculty

Faculty

  • Ibrahim Hussain, MD
  • Michael Wang, MD
  • Nader Dahdaleh, MD
  • Thomas Scully, MD
  • Jaime LaViolette, ACNP
  • Meng Huang, MD
  • Richard Chua, MD
  • Michael Wang, MD

Planners

  • Alice Edwards, PA-C
  • Robin Saiki, ACNP
  • Scott Simon, MD
  • Michael Wang, MD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Introduction to spinal braces

  1. List the rationale for different types of braces
  2. Apply different types of halos

Thoracic Spinal Disease

  1. Recognize presentation of herniated thoracic disk
  2. List common tumors

Spinal Emergencies 

  1. Explain the rationale and presentation of spinal emergency patients (trauma,cauda equina, epidural abscess)
  2. Describe the rationale for surgical intervention

Inpatient Post-op Care of Spinal patients 

  1. Identify presentation of spinal fluid leak
  2. Identify presentation of common post op complication

How to Interpret Lumbar Imaging 

  1. Identify bones, disks, and nerves on a lumbar MRI
  2. Differentiate disk herniation, canal stenosis, ligament hypertropy, and spondylothisthesis on lumbar MRI

Spine Clinic Pearls: Degenerative Lumbar Disease

  1. Recognize the mechanism, patient history, and physical exam finding of lumbar stenosis
  2. Create algorithm to discuss and direct treatment

Degenerative Cervical Spine Conditions:  Cervical Radiculopathy versus Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy versus Axial Neck Pain

  1. Recognize the mechanism, patient history, and physical exam finding of cervical radiculopathy
  2. Create algorithm to discuss and direct treatment

Accreditation

The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

This activity was published in August 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

Criteria for Successful Completion

  • Watch online course material
  • Achieve passing score of 80% or higher on post-test
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form

Disclosure Information

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

Name

Relationship/Company

Richard Chua, MD

  • Consultant - Medtronic Spine and Biologics Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Arizona Neurosurgical Society
  • Grants/Research Support - Medtronic Spine and Biologics

Nader Dahdaleh, MD

  • Consultant Fees - Amendia
  • Honorarium - Depuy Spine

Thomas Scully, MD

  • Consultant Fees - Lifespan LLC, RTI
  • Stock Shareholder - Lifespan LLC, Langford Systems
  • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Langford Systems

Michael Wang, MD

  • Consultant – DePuy Spine, K2M, Spineology, Stryker
  • Stock Shareholder – ISD, Neuro Consulting, Medical Device Partners
  • Grants/Research Support – Quality Medical Publishing
  • Other Financial Support –Depuy Spine, Neuro Consulting, Quality Medical Publishing
  • Board Trustee, Officer, Leadership position that could affect an entities' finances - Vallum

Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflict of interest to disclose for this activity.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration for incorporation into practice. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.

Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.

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Introduction to spinal braces
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Dr. Hussain
Quiz
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  3/5 points to pass Spine braces
Thoracic Disc Herniation Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
Spinal Emergencies
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Thomas Scully, MD
Quiz
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/5 points to pass
Inpatient Post-op Care of Spinal patients
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Jaime Frazier, ACNP
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
How to Interrupt Lumbar Imaging for the APP
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Meng Huang, MD Michael Wang,MD
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Spine Clinic Pearls: Lumbar Mimickers
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Meng Huang, MD Michael Wang, MD
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Spine Clinic Pearls: Degenerative Lumbar Disease
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Video
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Degenerative Cervical Spine Conditions: Cervical Radiculopathy versus Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy versus Axial Neck Pain
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Evaluation
8 Questions
CME Certificate
4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
CNE Certificate
4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available
4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM credits  |  Certificate available