Pediatric MOC Cognitive Learning Tool
The learning tool will consist of up to date “core neurological surgery concepts” (including some questions focused on pediatric cases) that are evidence based and supported by literature. The concepts covered in the tool have been introduced since our ABNS Diplomate’s initial certification. It was written and tested by the ABNS Directors. 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 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 and/or repeated.
The only requirement is that the tool be completed correctly once every year in order to receive credit.
Thank you for your participation.
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD
Secretary, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Learning Tool Details:
You will earn MOC credit by completing a 37-question exam targeted to these 12 Core Principles plus five Pediatric Core Principles:
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 Hemorrhage
Core 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 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
Pediatric Core Principle 1:Management of Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Infants
Pediatric Core Principle 2:Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT) in Children
Pediatric Core Principle 3:Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
Pediatric Core Principle 4:Management of Patients with Deformational Positional Plagiocephaly