C159 - Neurological Intensive Care II: From the Brain to the Muscles

Event Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology
Director(s): Alejandro Rabinstein MD, FAAN
Description: Neurologists working in the ICU can confront a great variety of acute diagnoses. The practice of neurocritical care demands wide knowledge on acute neurological conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. This seminar will review updated and practical concepts on traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular respiratory failure, and refractory status epilepticus. This program complements C150: Neurological Intensive Care: The Essentials and C174: Neurological Intensive Care III: Vascular Diseases, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to identify the main secondary insults in patients with traumatic brain injury, recognize the signs of impending respiratory failure in acute neuromuscular patients, and discuss the most effective treatments for the control of refractory status epilepticus.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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