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General & Emergency Principles of Neurosurgery Cognitive Learning Tool

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General & Emergency Principles of Neurosurgery Cognitive Learning Tool

The learning tool will consist of updated “core neurological surgery concepts” that are evidence based and supported by literature that has been introduced since our ABNS Diplomate’s initial certification. The intent is to update the Diplomate on general and emergency neurological surgery principles.  The goal is to educate and thus ensure every ABNS Diplomate has mastered the most recent, high-level, evidence-based literature on emergency neurological surgery principles so they can be a safer and more effective partners in their hospitals and ACS designated Trauma Centers.  It was written and tested by the ABNS Directors with input from experts in all of our subspecialties.  The adaptive educational platform in this ABNS tool was designed by the same innovative company which delivers millions of American Heart Association exams such as Basic Life Support (BLS). Thus, the format will be familiar, easy to use, and hopefully effective as a learning tool.  The web-based learning tool can be mastered in the comfort of the Diplomates home or work, 24/7/365. It can be started, stopped or repeated as desired. Every Diplomate needs to simply completed the tool once every year to receive credit.

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Learning Tool Details:

You will earn MOC credit by completing a 32-question exam targeted to these 12 Core Principles:

Core Principle 1:Current Stroke Treatment Options
Core Principle 2:Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Core Principle 3:The Evidence for Pharmacological Therapy for Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Core Principle 4:Management of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Core Principle 5:Treatment of Intracranial HemorrhageCore Principle 6:The Role of Surgery (and Neuropathy) in the Management of Patients with Diffuse Low-grade Glioma
Core Principle 7:ICP Monitoring in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Core Principle 8:Management of Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors
Core Principle 9:Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension
Core Principle 10:Trigeminal Neuralgia Management
Core Principle 11:Spinal Stenosis – To Fuse or Not to Fuse
Core Principle 12:Laminectomy plus Fusion vs. Laminectomy Alone for Treatment of Spondylolisthesis
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