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Sunday, April 29

7:30 am - 11:30 am

039 Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care for the Practicing Neurosurgeon: MOC Review and Update

Physician Fee: $450
Non-member Fee: $315
Neurosurgical Team Member 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, MSc, PhD, 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.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Review the mechanics of contemporary ventilator management, fluid resuscitation and hemodynamic management in the trauma patient with neurologic injury.
  • Discuss strategies for management of sedation and analgesia in the neurosurgical trauma patient.
  • Describe the contemporary diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of medical issues as they pertain to neurosurgical trauma patients including coagulopathy, nosocomial infections, endocrinopathy, renal function, nutrition and “never” events.
  • Apply relevant evidence-based guidelines for the management of critically ill patients with neurologic injury.
  • Review end-of-life and ethical considerations in the management of critically ill neurosurgical patients.