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Brain Death: Diagnosis & Dertmination
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Presented By Frank K. Yoo, MD
In 2010, the AAN published straightforward guidance for the declaration of death by neurologic criteria (brain death, BD), but policies and practices continue to vary significantly across the US and worldwide, increasing the risk for false brain death declarations and erosion of the public trust on our ability to pronounce death reliably. Therefore, there is a great need for health care providers to improve practices surrounding the declaration of BD.
- Review the American Academy of Neurology recommendations for Brain Death determination
- Medical management of the physiologic consequences of brain death (ie devastating brain injury protocols)
- Discuss the Natividad Medical Center policy on Brain Death Declaration
- Special Consideration: The determination of brain death in the setting of pentobarbital coma used for ICP management.