Top Ten Countdown: Red Flags for Rapid Referral to Neuro

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. 

This presentation will cover a multitude of neurological symptoms that almost always present to primary care providers in outpatient setting. We will review common complaints such as headache, toe walking, abnormal movements, vomiting and more as we journey the history taking process to recognize red flags and prompt referral to specialty care. Using case-based examples, you will learn why early hand preference may indicate stroke and why a teen girl with migraines may be presenting with a thrombosis.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Describe one risk factor with estrogen containing hormonal contraceptives.
• Recognize the difference between sleep myoclonus and epileptic spasms.
• Describe why early hand preference may be a sign of in-utero infarct.

Course summary
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  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Erin O'Connor Prange, MSN, CRNP
Erin O’Connor Prange is a PNP from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked as a neurology NP at CHOP for more than 18 years. During this time, she has provided outpatient care for general neurology patients as well as participated in several multi-disciplinary clinics including the pediatric multiple sclerosis program, Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence, Rett Center of Excellence and CDKL5 Center of Excellence. In addition to outpatient care, she enjoys teaching and mentoring the inpatient APPs, precepting nurse practitioner students and engaging in research. Most recently she helped lead a quality improvement study “Can Clinicians Differentiate Rett Spells from Epileptic Seizures without LTM EEG?”

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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