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Paddy Garvin-Higgins

MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Paddy has been involved in the nursing field since 1968. She received a diploma certificate in registered nursing in 1975 from Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. She received both her BSN (1993) and MN (1996) degrees from the University of Phoenix. She completed additional postgraduate work at Loma Linda University School of Nursing in the Adult and Aging Family Clinical Nurse Specialist Program (2000) as well as one year in a Nursing Research PhD program at Walden University (2015). She has worked in medical-surgical nursing, critical care, home health care nursing, and rehabilitation nursing as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse clinician, and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in the field of neurological rehabilitation since 1990. She has practiced as a rehabilitation CNS in the state of California since 1996.

She has taught many rehabilitation nursing courses and participated as a chapter author in both the Rehabilitation Nursing Core Curriculums and AANN's Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing. She has won awards for her work as an advance practice nurse and has been involved in both the California Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses at the national and chapter levels.

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Neuroanatomy Part 1: The Brain

Presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Neuroanatomy Part 1: The Brain

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Video Runtime: 31 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 14 Minutes

The comprehensive care of neurologically impaired patients is predicated on the understanding of clinical neuroanatomy. The field of neuroanatomy involves the structure and organization of the nervous system, particularly the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal movement is a complex and precise set of processes for physical activity, functional ability, and productivity. Rehabilitation clinicians must have a good understanding of neuroanatomy in order to understand pathology. This course is most appropriate for clinicians working in neurological inpatient and post-acute care rehabilitation settings. It could also be beneficial for other rehabilitation professionals, such as social workers and dietitians. This introductory course presents an anatomical and functional overview of the brain, one of the two major organs in the central nervous system (CNS) with a major connection to the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The other major organ within these systems is the spinal cord, which is discussed in Neuroanatomy Part 2.

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Neuroanatomy Part 2: The Spinal Cord

Presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Neuroanatomy Part 2: The Spinal Cord

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

Rehabilitation clinicians must have a good understanding of neuroanatomy in order to understand pathology. This is Part 2 of the neuroanatomy introductory course and presents a basic overview of the vertebral column, spinal cord, and related nerve pathway innervation. As one of the two major organs in the central nervous system (CNS), the spinal cord functions as the major connection between the brain and the body. This course is most appropriate for clinicians working in neurological inpatient and post-acute care rehabilitation settings, and it could also be beneficial for other rehabilitation professionals, such as social workers and dietitians.

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Primer for Clinicians

Presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Primer for Clinicians

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of rapidly acquired ascending paralysis in the United States today. While a clear etiological cause needs to be determined, rehabilitation clinicians must have a good understanding of peripheral nerve involvement, signs and symptoms, progression of disease, and treatment in order to provide comprehensive patient care that leads to optimal functional outcomes. This course is most appropriate for nurses working in neurological inpatient and post-acute care rehabilitation settings. It could also be beneficial for other rehabilitation professionals, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and dietitians.

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Multiple Sclerosis: An Unpredictable Disease That Varies in Severity

Presented by Paddy Garvin-Higgins, MN, RN, CRRN, CNS, PHN

Multiple Sclerosis: An Unpredictable Disease That Varies in Severity

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Video Runtime: 33 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 9 Minutes

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling demyelinating disease that varies in severity. We have come a long way in our understanding of underlying causes for this often-devastating central nervous system (CNS) disorder. Recent scientific discovery suggests that this could be an autoimmune reaction with genetic or environmental causation. Contemporary treatment focuses on this underlying cause, which has led to the development of life-saving drugs that help the affected patient to have a better quality of life. The clinician working with a patient diagnosed with MS must have a good understanding of the four main MS patterns and the targeted treatments and care management associated with each. This course is most appropriate for clinicians working in neurological inpatient and post-acute care rehabilitation settings. It could also be beneficial for other rehabilitation professionals, such as social workers and dietitians.

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