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Sessions in Neurosurgery for the Advanced Practitioner – Functional
A team of dedicated AANS neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) developed a series of online courses to provide comprehensive training for advanced practitioners involved in neurosurgical practices. This online course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed during the onboarding phase, particularly for advanced practitioners who are new to the neurosurgical specialty, to teach and/or reinforce key concepts.
Faculty (Individuals in control of activity content):


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


  • 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 


Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 09/08/2024
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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