presented by Julie Brandy
This course is part of our CRRN® Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN® Prep-Program.
As one section of the comprehensive Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) Examination Review Preparation Course, this course will provide an overview of cognitive and perceptual problems often encountered when working with patients in the rehabilitation setting; as well as a discussion of appropriate nursing interventions that can be utilized when working with patients experiencing these problems.
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Dr. Brandy is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Valparaiso University. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from Loyola University, Chicago, a master’s degree as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing, and a post-graduate Certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Valparaiso University. Dr. Brandy is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as a nurse educator by the National League for Nursing. Her clinical background includes experience in critical care, surgery, acute, and residential psychiatric care, family practice. She currently practices as a nurse practitioner overseeing the care of rehabilitation and extended-care patients at a residential facility. Dr. Brandy’s work has been published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services and Jacob’s Journal of Gerontology. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She has been invited to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. Her research interests include spirituality and mental health.
Nurses working in the rehabilitation setting frequently encounter patients experiencing cognitive problems. An overview of common cognitive problems, as well as appropriate nursing assessment and nursing interventions to address these problems will be discussed.
Nurses working in the rehabilitation setting frequently encounter patients experiencing perceptual problems. An overview of common perceptual problems, as well as appropriate nursing assessment and nursing interventions to address these problems will be discussed.