Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 400: Practice guideline update recommendations summary: Disorders of consciousness

Issue: September 04, 2018

Learning Objectives

Practice guideline update recommendations summary: Disorders of consciousnessReport of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology; the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine; and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will understand how to most efficiently differentiate between disorders of consciousness, as well as understand estimated recovery periods and how to better prognosticate based on injury etiology.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge

Disclosures

Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Burns has served on the DSMB for NIH-funded trials (non-profit entities); serves on the editorial board for Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; has consulted for Grifols, USA; has served on Eli Lilly Amyvid Speaker's Bureau; and has received research support from Eli Lilly, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Toyama Chemical Company, Merck, Biogen, AbbVie, Novartis, vTv Therapeutics, Janssen, and NIH (R01AG058557, R01AG053312, R01AG034614, R01AG03367, R01AG043962, P30AG035982, U10NS077356, UL1TR000001). Dr. Giacino has served on the scientific advisory board for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center (federal agency); serves on the editorial board for Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; serves as Director of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Disorders of Consciousness Program; has received research support from the U.S. Department of Defense, (Co-Investigator, W81XWH-11- 2-0210; Co-Investigator, W81XWH- 08-2-0159; Co-PI, W81XWH-14-2-0176), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, (PI, H133A120085; site PI, 90DP0060; PI 4, 90DPTB0011), National Institutes of Health (Co-PI, 1U01NS086090-01; Co-PI, UH3NS095554), James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the The Barbara Epstein Foundation, Inc; and served as expert witness in legal proceedings for DeCorato Cohen Sheehan & Federico.

The other participants report no disclosures.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.

Accreditation

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Copyright

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Confidentiality

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Hardware and Software Requirements

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