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The Brain in Detail
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 33 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Define the anatomy and physiology of the neurological system and how this manifests in physical symptoms.
  2. Identify neurologic assessment modalities and the connection between how the brain works and the visual assessment.
  3. Categorize interventions and strategies for patients with traumatic brain injury based on the pathophysiological process and the long-term effects from these injuries.
  4. Discuss how chemical imbalances and impulses create disorders such as dementias and Parkinson’s disease.
  5. Describe the best method for patient education based upon the knowledge of the pathophysiology of the most common neurological conditions.
  6. Compare the various treatment strategies for spinal cord disorders.

The Brain Revealed The structure and function of components of the mechanical, endocrine and electrical systems of the brain

  • Anatomy
    • Life of a neuron
    • Brain structure
    • Spinal cord
    • Peripheral Nervous System
    • Autonomic Nervous System
    • Aging and the Nervous System
  • Assessment
    • Cranial Nerves
    • Motor Function
    • DTRs
    • Levels of Consciousness
    • Intracranial Pressure
  • Diagnostic Tests
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • CAT/MRI
    • Angiogram
    • EEG

Mental, Physical, Emotional: Connections and Detachments They work together to maintain homeostasis; but what does it look like when they go astray – and why?

  • Spinal Disorders
    • Herniated Disc
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Degenerative Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Huntington’s Chorea
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Amytropic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Ménière’s Disease

Common Neurological Conditions: What Happens and Why

  • Central Nervous System Disorders
    • Headaches
    • Cerebral Vascular Disorders:
      • TIA
      • Stroke
      • Aneurysms
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Brain Tumors
    • Effects of Alcohol and Alcoholism on the Brain

Error Messages: What is the Brain Trying to Tell Us?

  • Dementias
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Depression


Mary T. Johnson, RN, MS, has 42 years of experience as an RN and currently teaches at the University of Michigan in the RN-to-BSN program. Prior to this position, she was director of nurses at Rivers Edge Hospital in St. Peter, Minnesota. For 10 years, Mary presented continuing education programs on Psychotropic Medications for Minnesota State University. She has also given numerous other presentations on Gastrointestinal Disorders, as well as on Health Assessment, Neurologic Disorders, and Dementia. She has taught nursing at Minnesota State University, The University of Louisville, Spalding University and at Illinois State University. In addition, Mary was a case manager and a nurse educator at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing. Mary has a passion for education and shares the wealth of knowledge she has gained throughout her years of experience.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary T. Johnson has an employment relationship with Prometric. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Mary T. Johnson has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 2/25/2019
No CE available for this board.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Florida Nurses:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours.

Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistant:
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

California Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists: Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

Other Professions
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