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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)

The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) presents a FREE CME Source: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Speakers: Thomas Bleck, DaiWai Olson, Lawrence Hirsch, Karen Berger
Moderator: Gretchen Brophy

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The webinar covers the evolution of EEG monitoring with respect to changes in delegation of authority in the neurocritical care unit, the pharmacologic treatment options for status epilepticus (SE) and refractory status epilepticus (RSE), who should undergo urgent EEG for possible nonconvulsive status epilepticus, including when, why and for how long, and data on the management of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.

Thomas P. Bleck is a Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Medicine, and Anesthesiology at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bleck was the founding president of the Neurocritical Care Society and is an ex officio member of the board of directors. He is the associate editor of Critical Care Medicine, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals.

DaiWai Olson is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UTSouthwestern Medical Center. Dr. Olson’s work is focused on developing a more comprehensive understanding of how nursing care contributes to patient outcomes following acquired brain injury. He has published over 250 manuscripts, 16 book chapters, and 150 scientific abstracts. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and the co-chair of the international Neurocritical Care Research Network.

Lawrence Hirsch is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and EEG, Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and of the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program at Yale University Medical Center. He has published more than 150 original research manuscripts and more than 100 invited reviews, editorials or chapters, and he is the founder and former chair of the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium, which now includes >50 centers.

Karen Berger is a Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has served on the New Practitioner’s Forum Science and Research Advisory Group, the New Practitioner’s Forum Executive Committee, and the Council on Therapeutics. She is a member of the Educational Steering Committee of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. And she is the Chair of Continuing Competency Committee and a member of the Public Policy Committee for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Gretchen Brophy is a Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Sciences and Neurosurgery and a Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She the Treasurer of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). Her research interests include effective treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), neurocritical care, stroke, hemostasis, sedation and status epilepticus.


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