Anesthesia for Neurosurgery - Does the Anesthetic Technique and Drug Matter? (2011 Highlights)
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This refresher course lecture will include the role of anesthetic drug choice and intraoperative techniques in neuroprotection and clinical outcome during craniotomies that is supported by current scientific research and evidence.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Recognize current scientific evidence that supports how anesthetic drugs may be protective to the brain and nervous system,
- Choose appropriate intraoperative techniques compatible with the specific neurosurgical procedures.
Faculty & Credentials:
David S. Warner, M.D. was trained in psychology and medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1971-1980). Dr. Warner received medical specialty training in neuroanesthesiology at the University of Iowa (1980-1984). He then trained in basic research techniques relevant to the study of acute brain injury at the Laboratory for Experimental Brain Research, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (1984-1985). After 10 years on the faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa, Dr. Warner transferred to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Warner currently holds the rank of Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Surgery. He is a practicing clinical neuroanesthesiologist and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Warner serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Neuroprotection Laboratories, which are dedicated to the study of mechanisms and treatment of stroke, cardiac arrest, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, perinatal asphyxia, and neurocognitive sequelae of cardiopulmonary bypass. Dr. Warner has held continuous National Institutes of Health funding to support research in these areas since 1987. He is an author on over 220 peer-reviewed articles dealing with both scientific and clinical factors related to acute brain injury and sits on numerous editorial boards of scholarly journals in this field.
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Flash