C38 - Neurological Intensive Care II: Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Acute Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Event Time: Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Neuro Trauma, Critical Care, and Sports Neurology, Neurohospitalist
Director(s): Kristine O'Phelan MD
Description: This session will provide instruction for best practice management of common disorders encountered in neurocritical care practice. These include traumatic brain injury, acute spinal cord injury, status epilepticus, and acute neuromuscular dysfunction. Specific attention is given to targeting improved functional outcomes for our patients and avoiding common pitfalls of management. This program complements C27: Neurological Intensive Care I: The Essentials and C53: Neurological Intensive Care III: Vascular Diseases, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to identify markers of severity of illness in patients with acute traumatic brain injury, acute spinal cord injury, and acute neuromuscular dysfunction; explain the pathophysiology of secondary brain injury in acute traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and give examples of therapies to mitigate this risk; and describe an approach to the patient with acute respiratory failure due to neuromuscular weakness.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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