Learning Objectives

Critical Care Neurology p. 511 June 2012, Vol.18, No.3 doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000415440.04340.a7
Learning Objectives
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Upon completion of the Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology Critical Care Neurology issue, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and appropriate tests to determine prognosis after cardiac arrest and coma
  • Describe monitoring techniques for patients with traumatic brain injuries and cerebral edema
  • Discuss the emergency care of patients with acute ischemic stroke
  • Recognize the indications for continuous EEG monitoring
  • Explain the various methods for preventing and treating delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Use appropriate osmotherapy in patients with increased intracranial pressure
  • Apply legal and ethical principles of surrogate decision making to patients who cannot make their own medical decisions because of critical neurologic illness

Core Competencies

The CONTINUUM Critical Care Neurology issue covers the following core competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice
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