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Advancements in Neurotrauma Care

Tuesday, May 1 | 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm |

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.


2:00 pm - 2:01 pm

Introduction to the Session

Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C

2:02 pm - 2:27 pm

Maintaining Quality in the Neurocritical Care Unit

Joshua Eric Medow, MD, MSc, PhD, FAANS

2:28 pm - 2:33 pm

Question and Answer Session

2:34 pm - 2:59 pm

Considerations in Geriatric TBI

Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FAANS

3:00 pm - 3:05 pm

Question and Answer Session

3:06 pm - 3:31 pm

Pediatric Cervical Spine Trauma: Current Practices and Guidelines

Kaine Chamberlain Onwuzulike, MD, PhD, FAANS

3:32 pm - 4:00 pm

Beverage Break

4:01 pm - 4:26 pm

Title TBA

Richard E. Temes, MD, MS

4:27 pm - 4:32 pm

Question and Answer Session

4:33 pm - 4:58 pm

Craniocervical Injury

Gavin MacCleery, M.S., PA-C

4:59 pm - 5:30 pm

Question and Answer Session