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SNAP Functional New to Neuro Bundle
Course Overview
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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.

This course is sponsored via an educational grant from Medtronic.



  • Erin Biernacki, PA-C
  • Liza Humes, PA-C
  • Nick Brandmeir, MD


  • 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:

Baclofen and pain pumps

  1. Describe work up and placement of pumps 
  2. Identify common insertion sites and how to access 

Neurosurgery for movement disorders

  1. Differentiate which movement disorders can be treated with which DBS target.  
  2. Discuss where leads and battery go

Trigeminal Neuralgia

  1. Describe mechanism of TGN 
  2. Discuss medical management of TGN 

Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy

  1. Identify imaging of MTS and surgery options 
  2. Identify indications and placement of VNS 

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 3.0 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 24, 2020. Credit/Contact hours may be obtained until August 24, 2022.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $119.00
Non-Member: $229.00
Resident: $119.00
Credit Offered:
3 CME Credits
3 CEU Credits
Contains: 4 Courses
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