C180 - Neurological Intensive Care II: Acute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Acute Neuromuscular Dysfunction

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 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 program will provide essential skills used in the clinical diagnosis and management of commonly encountered disorders treated in the neurocritical care unit. These include acute brain and spinal cord trauma, status epilepticus, and acute neuromuscular failure. The expert speakers will discuss best practice management approaches, common therapeutic or diagnositc pitfalls, and options for managing particularly difficult cases. This program complements Neurological Intensive Care I: The Essentials and Neurological Intensive Care III: Vascular Diseases, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Upon completion of the program participants will understand how to quickly evaluate patients with life threatening traumatic brain and spinal cord injury for hemodynamic instability and life threatening intracranial hypertension, how to rapidly treat status epilepticus and identify refractory and superrefractory status epilepticus, and how to identify patients with acute neuromuscular weakness and manage their respiratory failure.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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