Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $315
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65
Director(s): Patricia B. Raksin, MD, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): Philip Andrew Villanueva, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Perry A. Ball, MD, FAANS; Peter John Hutchinson, MD (United Kingdom); Joshua Eric Medow, MD, MS, FAANS; Daniel Bernard Michael, MD, PhD, FAANS; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, FAANS
This course offers a review and update of essential concepts in neurotrauma and neurocritical care for providers attending to patients with neurologic injury in the ICU setting. The course is designed with an emphasis on refreshing and advancing knowledge to meet Maintenance of Certification (MOC) goals, but those preparing for the ABNS Oral Board Exam or who desire a general overview of neurocritical care topics should find it informative as well. This course focuses on aspects of general critical care management including ventilator management, blood pressure considerations, fluid resuscitation, nosocomial infection, sedation and analgesia, hematologic issues and nutrition as they pertain to neurosurgical patients. Experts present clinical case vignettes, each linked to a series of questions designed to test the provider’s understanding of treatment concepts. Discussion and self-assessment will be enhanced through the use of an interactive audience response system (ARS), allowing participants to enter responses and view the range of peer answers in real-time.