Course Directors: W. David Freeman, M.D., Alejandro A. Rabinstein, M.D., Eelco F. Wijdicks, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Co-Directors: Christina C. Smith, A.R.N.P., Lesia H. Mooney, M.S.N., R.N., A.C.N.S.-B.C., Suzanne M. Brown, B.S.N., C.N.R.N., S.C.R.N., Daniel A. Jackson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
This course is designed for medical providers who care for patients with neurological emergencies, acute stroke and brain hemorrhage, acute brain injury, coma, and disorders that require hospital, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) evaluation. The course will provide a mixture of didactic, case-based and evidence based guideline review, as well as hands on workshops. These hands on workshops include central line placement, critical care ultrasound including Focus exam, focused cardiac and lung ultrasound, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, intracranial ICP monitor and ventriculostomy placement, hypothermia and targeted temperature management (TTM), mechanical ventilation, multimodal monitoring, and ECMO workshops.
This course is designed for medical providers in Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Intensivists from Pulmonary, Anesthesia, and Neuro Intensive Care backgrounds as well as ARNP/PA, paramedics/EMS medical personnel and allied health providers including physical, occupational and speech therapists who care for patients with neurological emergencies, or Neuro ICU or ICU.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Define common neurological and neurosurgical emergencies such as stroke, seizures, respiratory failure, as well as provide updates in best practice for these topics
- Review diagnosis of neurocritical care conditions and diseases, as well as pathophysiologic management of these conditions
- Outline strategies for best practice and evidence-based medicine updates for medical providers caring for patients with neurological critical care and neurosurgical ICU disorders
- Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
- For more information, please visit: https//ce.mayo.edu/node/21662