AANN Clinical Practice Guideline Series

The aim of the Clinical Practice Guidelines, created by the Clinical Practice Guideline Series Editorial Board, is to provide an overview on caring for a specific patient population as well as to provide nurses with a tool that will assist them in delivering the optimum quality-focused patient care.

Please print these guides for your reference and share them with colleagues.

Clinical Practice Guideline Series Disclosure: A staff member, volunteer or family member who has an affiliation with a commerical company must declare that relationship in advance of involvement with an education activity that could be used as a forum to promote interest of that company and its products. None of the authors or planners has anything to disclose related to this activity.


New Guidelines

NEW - Care of the Patient with Myasthenia Gravis
This publication was supported by an educational grant from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. 


Movement Disorders

Care of the Movement Disorder Patient with Deep Brain Stimulation
This publication was supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.


Neuromuscular

Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis
This publication was supported by an educational grant from TEVA Neuroscience.


Neuro-Oncology

Guide to the Care of the Patient with Craniotomy Post Brain-Tumor Resection


Neurotrauma

Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
This publication was supported by an educational grant from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Nursing Management of Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
This publication was supported by an educational grant from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.


Spine

Cervical Spine Surgery: A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care

Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery: A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care

This publication was supported by an educational grant from DePuy Spine Inc.


Stroke

Guide to the Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Ischemic Stroke 2nd Edition
This publication was supported by an educational grant from Genentech

Care of the Patient with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Other

Care of the Patient Undergoing Intracranial Pressure Monitoring/External Ventricular Drainage or Lumbar Drainage
This publication was supported by an educational grant from Codman

Neurologic Assessment of the Older Adult: A Guide for Nurses

CE Exams

Instructions for Completing Online CE

The following online exams are available to take for CE credit in conjunction with selected CPGs.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver and a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Expiration date for awarding contact hours

Contact hours will be awarded for 2 years. After 2 years, the materials will be reviewed and updated as needed.

Notice of requirement for successful completion: To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, you must complete the exam and complete the evaluation completely. Partial credit will not be given. Additionally, participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to pass the exam.

Non-endorsement of products: AANN does not endorse any products in any of the CPGs.

Number of CEs and Cost

3 CEs—$50 per exam (Free for AANN members)
Care of the Movement Disorder Patient with Deep Brain Stimulation—Online Exam

2.5 CEs—$40 per exam (Free for AANN members)
Care of the Patient with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Online Exam
Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery: A Guide to Preoperative and Postoperative Patient Care—Online Exam

2 CEs—$35 per exam (Free for AANN members).
Care of the Patient with Myasthenia Gravis-- Online Exam 
Guide to the Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Ischemic Stroke 2nd Edition—Online Exam
Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis—Online Exam

1.5 CEs—$25 per exam (Free for AANN members)
Care of the Patient Undergoing Intracranial Pressure Monitoring/External Ventricular Drainage or Lumbar Drainage—Online Exam

1 CE—$20 per exam (Free for AANN members)
Nursing Management of Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury—Online Exam
Care of the Patient with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage—Online Exam 

Other Guidelines Available Online