Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $455
Director(s): Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C
Faculty: Gregory J. A. Murad, MD, FAANS; Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FAANS
External ventricular drainage (EVD) is one of the most commonly performed neurosurgical procedures. This course is for the novice APP who wishes to gain more knowledge and skill in the placement of external ventricular drains. The course consists of didactic lectures discussing the indications for ventricular drainage, techniques in placement of EVDs in both the adult and pediatric patient, complications and equipment troubleshooting. The lectures will be followed by the opportunity to perform an EVD utilizing computer simulation.