Brian Richlik, RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN,is a Certified Critical Care Nurse and a Certified Neuroscience Nurse. He currently serves as a Level IV charge nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, a certified primary stroke center in Aurora, Colorado. Brian is a member of the code and MET team. He provides unit and hospital wide education on the care of the neuroscience patient population with a focus on stroke. He has served on an American Board of Neuroscience Nurses (ABNN) task force to assist in determining the feasibility of a stroke certification. Brian has worked as a nurse for over 13 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. His nursing career includes experience in neurosciences, surgical, medical, trauma, burn and cardiac critical care settings.
Anna Ver Hage RN, BSN, CCRN, CNRN is a Certified Critical Care Nurse and a Certified Neuroscience Nurse. She currently serves as a clinical nurse in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, a certified primary stroke center in Aurora, Colorado. She has been involved in numerous quality improvement projects to improve the care of the stroke patient. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on care of the neuroscience patient population with a focus on stroke. She was a primary investigator for an IRB approved research study assessing the accuracy of the dosing weight used when administering thrombolytics in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. She has co-authored national guidelines regarding the care of the neuroscience patient. Anna has worked as a nurse for over 13 years in the critical care area in numerous university settings across the United States. Her nursing career includes experience in neurosciences, surgical, medical, trauma, burn and cardiac critical care settings. Anna also is an instructor for the NCLEX examination test preparation course through Kaplan University. Anna is committed to the nursing profession and feels certification in ones specialty is an important way to improve patient care. She enjoys not only educating other nurses but furthering her own education as well. She is currently finishing her Masters Degree in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at St. Louis University. Anna is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and a student member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Megan McHugh, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN, CNRN has been continuously employed in neuroscience since 1983, predominantly in large teaching institutions. While employed as a neurodiagnostic technologist, she performed nerve conductions studies, EEG, polysomnography, and evoked potential studies both clinically and in the operating room. After pursuing a career transition into nursing, she has worked in neurosurgery stepdown and neurosurgical critical care units. For the past five years, she has worked as the Stroke Program Coordinator at Georgetown University Hospital. She teaches part of the neuro ICU orientation class, stroke nurse responder classes, and brings stroke awareness everywhere she goes.
Tracey Anderson, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, MSN, CNRN, is a nurse practitioner working in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit with Robert Neumann, MD, PhD. She has worked in the department since 2005 specializing in stroke and Neurocritical care. She is a frequent lecturer at programs across the state of Colorado, as well as nationally and internationally. Her publications include work on stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage as well as procedural guidelines for advanced practice nurses. Her specialty interests include Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. She is the director of the NP Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program and Director of Neurocritical Care Clinical Program Development.
Steve Risch RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNShas been a critical care nurse for 15 years and is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. He is Adult Critical Care Nurse and Board certified Acute and Critical Care clinical nurse specialist. Steve has lectured for CCRN review courses and management of stroke patients around the Washington D.C. Area. Also, Steve is an invited speaker to the 2012 National Teaching Institute in Orlando. His special interests include neuro-critical and surgical critical care.
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