Webcast Aims to Increase Knowledge in Determining DNC

Review the most up-to-date research and processes in determining death by neurological criteria (DNC) in the webcast, Death by Neurological Criteria: Diagnosis and Management, the latest offering from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Controversies in Critical Care series. This webcast aims to improve your confidence and knowledge in determining DNC.

Expert faculty, David Greer, MD, FAHA, FNCS, FAAN, FCCM, and Jose Javier Provencio, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM, will examine the appropriate use of ancillary testing and discuss skills to successfully engage families and surrogates in conversation and decision making after DNC.

Learning Objectives

  • List the objective clinical tools needed to arrive at a DNC diagnosis and describe the management and organ support (hemodynamics, electrolytes, endocrine imbalances) for DNC patients
  • Articulate the indications and pros/cons for ancillary testing to support a DNC diagnosis
  • Explain techniques and authoritative and unambiguous terms used by experts to appropriately engage families and surrogates in the discussion of DNC, and recognize the related common cross-cultural, ethnic and religious sensitivities

This webcast will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.

Register online today using your customer ID and password. The registration fee for this 60-minute webcast is $30 for members ($40 for nonmembers). For institutions seeking unlimited participation at a single location, a $200 group rate is available. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 for details.

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence is available to guide practice decisions.

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