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Tuesday, May 1

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Advancements in Neurotrauma Care

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $100

Director(s): Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C; Cristina Matthews, MSN, FNP-BC

Faculty: Joshua Eric Medow, MD, MS, FAANS; Kaine Chamberlain Onwuzulike, MD, PhD; Richard E. Temes, MD, MS; Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FAANS

This session focuses on topics pertinent to the provider actively involved in the care of the neurotrauma patient. Discussion will center on evidence-based practice in the treatment of the patient with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries as well as treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the potential life-threatening effects of anti-coagulation/anti-platelet therapy in the patient with acute traumatic brain injury, as well as reversal agents.
  • Recognize how advancements in neuromonitoring may improve outcomes in severe TBI.
  • Discuss the problem of head injury in the geriatric patient and the problems advanced age presents in patient outcome.
  • Differentiate between the different types of traumatic spine injuries in the pediatric population and treatment modalities, and how they differ from the adult population.
  • Discuss the role of supportive care in the intensive care unit and its impact on patient outcomes in spinal cord and TBI patients.