The Challenges

Principal Investigator
Howard Yonas, MD
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
UNM School of Medicine
MSC10 5615
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 272-3401

The project described is supported by Grant Number 1C1CMS331351-01-00 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this document are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies

Lack of Provider Familiarity

Challenge #2: Lack of provider familiarity with neurological patients.

Our experience has shown us that rural health care providers feel inadequate to monitor and treat patients with neurological disorders due to lack of knowledge. To overcome this barrier, we will provide intensive hands-on education.

Nurses can become the strongest proponents when providing better care to patients, so local nurses will be one of the cornerstones of our educational plan.