Capital Health offers a variety of educational programs to increase the knowledge of our communities, EMS teams, and other healthcare providers when it comes to neurological diseases and disorders.
These educational programs take many forms including educational conferences and seminars, community programs and events, as well as school educational programs.
Below, learn more about our programs and how you or your group can take advantage of them.
Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers
Every year Capital Institute for Neurosciences offers continuing education courses for physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and allied health professionals. Recent topics have included, stroke, brain and spine tumors, and concussion. Have a topic you are interested in? Let us know by emailing Shannon Mount at [email protected].
For the last 10 years, Capital Health nurses have taught area school children in the Mercer County area the signs and symptoms of stroke. They’ve also taught them how strokes can be prevented.
We know that kids can have a big impact, and educating them empowers our community as a whole.
As of January 2020, more than 7,700 students have been educated in 40 schools since stroke school began.
Members of the EMS community are often on the front line when a patient has a neurological emergency. Capital Institute for Neurosciences offers lectures throughout the year to educate paramedics and EMTs on a range of topics including stroke, cranial and spinal trauma, epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
To find a list of this year’s topics and register, visit our EMS Lecture Series page here.
We are also happy to set up individual lectures for squads either at one of our campuses or at their location.
Community Events and Lectures
Capital Health physicians and nurses frequently give community lectures on a variety of neuroscience topics such as stroke prevention, concussion, pain management, epilepsy, back pain and surgery, movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, and more. These lectures can focus on specific neurological diseases, risk factors, prevention, and treatment.
Our team is also available to provide talks on rehabilitation and support topics such as how to handle a diagnosis, as examples.
Concussion Education for Schools
Capital Health offers educational programming in area of concussion specific to schools. School nurses, administrators, teachers, trainers and athletic directors can all benefit from understanding concussion better. To schedule a session at your school on concussion and return to learning/return to play, please email Shannon Mount at [email protected].
Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner Fellowship
Capital Health offers a 12-month Neurosciences Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. Capital Health will accept one new graduate from an accredited NP program or currently licensed Nurse Practitioner for this certificate program. The fellow will work as part of the Capital Institute for Neurosciences. Learn more about the fellowship and the application process.