C207 - Severe TBI: From ICU to Rehabilitation

Event Time: Thursday April 27, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology, Neuro-rehabilitation
Director(s): Holly Hinson MD, MCR, FAAN
Description: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common, disabling neurologic disorders; one to two percent of the US population lives with disability from TBI. Severe TBI presents a number of difficult clinical and research challenges in diagnosis and treatment, including early diagnosis and management to limit secondary injury and prognosis. This course will focus on severe TBI from acute treatment in the ICU to rehabilitation of severe brain injury. Faculty will discuss the mechanisms of brain damage after TBI, with emphasis on secondary brain injury, as well as best practices for acute management; prognostication after severe TBI; present the latest structural and functional neuroimaging methods including diffusion tensor imaging; describe emerging research in biomarkers with an emphasis on neuroinflammation; and address current controversies of diagnosis and treatment.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with the variety of mechanisms and pathophysiologic events associated with TBI and how to minimize secondary brain injury with up-to-date acute management procedures emphasizing relevant guidelines; and be comfortable using scoring systems and imaging techniques to aid in prognostication after severe TBI.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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