CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
The vagus nerve, or cranial nerve ten, is the largest and most complex nerve in terms of its pathway and function in the human body. It begins at the brain and courses down the spinal cord, branching bilaterally to all organs in the thorax, abdomen and pelvis to regulate autonomic activity. The autonomic nervous system involves the sympathetic “fight or flight” and parasympathetic “rest and digest” function as well as the enteric nervous system which controls the gastrointestinal tract. This course will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the vagus nerve, clinical observations of vagus nerve dysfunction, vagus nerve stimulation and strategies for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to recognize, refer and intervene on patients with disorders that affect vagus nerve regulation.
CEU Course Objectives
CEU Course Syllabus
Introduction--> Section 1: Understanding the Vagus Nerve
0.25 Contact Hours
Section 2: Clinical Presentation --> Section 3: Intervention
|0.50 Contact Hours|
Section 4: Future Considerations --> References
|0.25 Contact Hours|
Total = 1 Contact Hour
Instructional level: Basic
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Course Date: 2022-02-16
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