Monday, April 15
7:00 am - 9:00 am
116 Anticoagulation for the Neurosurgeon and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery
Moderator(s): Nirav J. Patel, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Mustafa Kemal Baskaya, MD, FAANS; Shahid Mehdi Nimjee, MD, PhD, FAANS ; Martina Stippler, MD, FAANS; Eve C. Tsai, MD, PhD, FAANS (Canada)
This course will update the neurosurgeon on DVT prophylaxis, reversal of coumadin, the use of Factor 7a and restitution of coagulation after neurosurgery procedures.
- Discuss appropriate use of Factor 7a.
- Explain how to rapidly reverse the effects of, and discuss when it is safe to restart, coumadin after neurosurgery procedures.
- Review the most commonly used DVT prophylaxis measures.