After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Describe the choice of anesthesia technique (TIVA vs Volatile anesthetics) for a patient with critically elevated intracranial pressure.
3. Debate the recent FDA recommendations on the dose and rate of administration of mannitol to reduce the ICP.
4. Explain the limitations for the use of anti-seizure prophylaxis in various neurosurgical conditions.
5. Debate the role of monitored anesthesia care vs. general anesthesia for endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in a patient with acute ischemic stroke based on current evidence.
Stanlies D'Souza, MD, FRCA, FCARCSI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Neuro Anesthesia
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours