Neurosurgery Outreach

Neurosurgery Education and Outreach Network- NEON

The Neurosurgery Education and Outreach Network (NEON) is comprised of Neurosurgery Nurse Educators and Clinical Outreach Specialists/Advanced Practice Practitioners from each neurosurgery centre, supported by hospital administrators. NEON members are dedicated to neurosurgery nursing program implementation and will support system-wide improvements through education and outreach across neurosurgery and non-neurosurgery centres. (NEON Terms of Reference, 2018)

Neurosurgery Guidelines and Education

  1. Guidelines for Basic Adult Neurological Observation
  2. GCS video
  3. Acute Spine Guidelines
  4. Neurosurgery Consultation referral Guidelines
  5. Guidelines for Cervical Collar Use and Maintenance
  6. Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Causes, concerns and management
  7. Care of Post-Craniectomy patient
  8. Guidelines for Basic Paediatric Neurological Observation
  9. Provincial Guidelines for Adult Spinal Cord Assessment
  10. Guidelines for Basic Adult Neurological Assessment E-Learning Module
  11. CCSO webinar series

  12. Epilepsy System Improvements

  13. ÖSSUR Miami J® collar information


Name Position
Kim Belluz Neurosurgery Outreach Nurse
Chad Johnson Neurosurgery Nurse Educator
Victoria LeMay-Stirrup Physician Assistant for Neurosurgery
Lisa Beck Director, Trauma Program, Critical Care & Emergency Services
Laura Lee Barrie Director, Surgical and Ambulatory Services

Contact information

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Neurosurgery Outreach
Suite 3414 – 980 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6V4
Phone: 807-684-6004, Main hospital line: (807) 684-6000