The 2nd Annual Hot Topics in Neurocritical Care Symposium, sponsored by the Department of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, is designed for all specialists working in the fields of emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, neurology, critical care, and neurosurgery. This symposium will offer participants a unique opportunity to witness experts deliberate how they would manage critically-ill neurological patients according to the most recent evidence.
Presented by some of the most respected and renowned experts in the field such as Andrew M. Naidech, MD, MSPH from Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lori Shutter, MD, PT from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center along with the expert Jefferson faculty including Jack I. Jallo, MD, PhD, FACS and Rodney D. Bell, MD, this conference is centered on critical deliberations regarding "hot" topics in Neurocritical Care, particularly those that generate practical controversy, and that are related to recent advances pertaining to the management of the critically-ill neurological patient.
- Identify indications for Cerebral Edema in Neurocritical Care
- Review and implement the recent guidelines for the treatment of Cerebral Edema in different populations of critically-ill neurological patients
- Identify the major neurologic and medical complications that contribute to morbidity and mortality following SAH
- Apply evidence-based strategies for decreasing the incidence and impact of preventable morbidity following SAH through optimal medical management
- Differentiate Status Epilepticus, Refractory Status Epilepticus, Non-Convulsive and Convulsive Status Epilepticus.
- Apply evidence based information and review most recent guidelines for the management of SE
- Assess and employ into practice current pharmacotherapy data on anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy in the Neurocritical Care setting.
- Identify time-critical windows for intervention after stroke.
- Recognize the newest tool for the assessment of ischemic stroke victims and potential for use in other areas such as ED, floor, and ICU
- Develop regionalized neurocritical care systems to improve patient access and care.
- Examine current areas of controversy in the management of neurocritical care patients as it relates to health reform.
- Analyze physiopathologic concepts related to the use of hypothermia after CA and the reperfusion injury
- Enumerate the indications for hypothermia in the setting of CA
- Analyze physiopathologic concepts related to the use of normothermia and hypothermia relevant to the practice of Neurocritical Care
- Enumerate the indications for hypothermia and normothermia in the setting of brain injury.
- Determine targets for temperature modulation in the setting of brain injury (How)
- Identify current areas of controversy in the management of Neurocritical Care patients and develop strategies to improve patient care.
- Apply current literature in managing blood transfusions, blood glucose and ICP crisis in the NICU.
- Review common hematological abnormalities seen in critically-ill neurological patients, effects on outcome, and potential targets and strategies for management.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing
medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the
PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission
FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Jefferson Medical College are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at this activity.