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

Paddy Garvin-Higgins Instructor Bio:
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.

Paddy Garvin-Higgins's Continuing Education Courses

Neuroanatomy Part 1: The Brain

Neuroanatomy Part 1: The Brain

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Neuroanatomy Part 2: The Spinal Cord

Neuroanatomy Part 2: The Spinal Cord

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Primer for Clinicians

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Primer for Clinicians

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

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of rapidly acquired ascending paralysis in the United States today. While a clear etiological cause needs… Read Morearrow_right

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Multiple Sclerosis: An Unpredictable Disease That Varies in Severity

Multiple Sclerosis: An Unpredictable Disease That Varies in Severity

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… Read Morearrow_right

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