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Pediatric Neural Trauma: Searching for Concepts to Inform Our Care

Author: David Frim, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Neurosurgery
Course Title: Pediatric Neural Trauma: Searching for Concepts to Inform Our Care
Activity Type: Enduring Material, video with PPT, eLearning
Activity Length: 32 min
Test Time: 10 min

Short Description: This presentation will review the evolution of current concepts in neural trauma that have led to our approaches to the treatment of moderate and severe nervous system injury.  Emphasis will be placed on the distinctions between common interventions that are strongly data driven versus those that are less well supported.

Disclosure: As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

David M. Frim, MD, PhD  has no financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education have no financial relationships to disclose. 

CME Information:

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Describe the complexities involved in neural trauma;
  2. Compare the distinctions between treatments of nervous system trauma that are biologically well supported versus those that are empirical in nature versus those not well supported at all;
  3. Summarize the practical interventions that are currently available for brain and spine traumatic injury.

Primary Audience: Primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.

Accreditation and Credit Designation: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department/Section. 

Instructions for Participation and Credit: This online educational activity (enduring material) is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , the participant must complete the activity evaluation and correctly answer 6 out of 8 questions (75% pass rate) on the post-test. The test can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate certificate link at the top of this page. Upon successful completion, the participant may save or print their certificate (pdf).

Certificate of Credit     

Physicians: Only physician participants (MD, DO, or equivalent international medical degree) are eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Certificate of Participation 

Non-Physicians: will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For questions about CME credit, please contact the Center for CME at The University of Chicago at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu 

Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not received any support or funding from commercial interests.  This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Selected Publications: View a partial list of Dr. Frim's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

Additional References: 

Frim, DM, Gupta, N., eds. Pediatric Neurosurgery (Landes Biosciences, Texas), 2006

Release Date: 07/30/2015     Expiration Date: 07/30/2016

Presenter

David M. Frim, MD, PhD

David M. Frim, MD, PhD An internationally recognized clinical neurosurgeon and neurosciences researcher who specializes in the care of children and adults with congenital neurosurgical problems.
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