Saturday, April 13
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
009 Update on Techniques and Equipment for Neurosurgical Patient Positioning
Supported by an educational grant from Codman Specialty Surgical, a Division of Integra LifeSciences
Director(s): Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): Michael George DeCuypere, MD, PhD; Christopher Michael Nickele, MD
Faculty: Daniel A. Hoit, MD, FAANS; Jeffrey M. Sorenson, MD, FAANS
This practical course will update participants on the latest developments and devices for positioning patients safely for neurosurgical procedures. Perioperative considerations and complication avoidance will be reviewed and participants will have an opportunity to gain hands-on practice.
- Review perioperative considerations for positioning patients for spinal and cranial neurosurgical procedures.
- Describe the equipment needed to best position patients for neurosurgical procedures.
- Review the proper positioning for a wide range of cranial and spinal procedures.