On Guidelines for "Cervial Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury"
14th Nov,2019 - 02:00 to 05:00 PM
Brachial Plexus & Nerve Injury Course
The Brachial Plexus & Nerve Injury Course is a cadaveric workshop targeted at neurosurgeons of all cadres as well as those aspiring to pursue the specialty of spine and peripheral nerve surgery. The course will be composed of lectures by faculty with expertise in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery. The activity will present current information about applied anatomy of the brachial plexus, injury classification, paediatric and adult brachial plexus injuries, surgical approaches for brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and rehabilitation of patients.
Goals & Objectives
At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
Understand anatomy of the brachial plexus and peripheral nerve structure.
Classify various injury types of the brachial plexus and peripheral nerve in general.
Understand timing of diagnostic and surgical decision.
Conduct clinical examination of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury patient.
Understand basics of neurolysis, nerve graft, conduits, re-implantation & repair.
Understanding the basics of electrophysiological diagnostic tests.
Manage obstetric brachial plexus trauma in the newborn.
Understand adult brachial plexus surgical approaches with applied anatomy.
Examine and manage gunshot wounds to brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury.
Understand the prognosis of nerve repair
Understand the rehabilitation principles in nerve injury patients
Manage neuropathic pain after brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury.
Exam Oriented Clinical Methods Course
Global Neurotrauma Course
The ‘Global Neurotrauma Course’ is designed to cover best strategies for managing neurotrauma patients and is based on current available best practice evidence. The designed curriculum will be delivered faculty lectures as well as practical demonstration; case based interactive discussions and panel discussion. Panel discussions are aimed for generating questions and to find answers based on the theoretical knowledge imparted during the lectures.
This course has been developed for neurosurgery residents, surgeons, and physicians who are involved in the management of cranial neurotrauma.
The ‘Global Neurotrauma Course’ will covers the theoretical principles & evidence based practices for managing cranial neurotrauma.
The learning objectives for the participants include:
To have an up-to-date knowledge of the neurotrauma epidemiology
To perform thorough assessment of neurotrauma patients
To be able to understand and apply appropriate imaging investigations and interpreting their results
To possess knowledge of the advanced neuromonitoring modalities, their indications and interpretations to guide treatment decision & prognostication
To have thorough understanding of adult, pediatric and geriatric neurotrauma
Practical knowledge and skill for performing burr-hole, EVD, and decompressive craniectomy, dural graft technique and basics of cranioplasty.
To understand the prognostication of TBI patients and rehabilitation basics.
Neurosurgical and neuro-intensive care is highly dependent on effective nursing care. However, healthcare facility with good nursing care requires continuing training of their nursing staff for improvement of patient outcome. Nursing care of the neurosurgical patient is different from patients in other specialties in many different ways. Neurosurgical patients, especially those with neurotrauma requires unique monitoring skills such as record of the mental status in the form of Glasgow coma score and pupillary reactivity. In the neuro-intensive care, monitoring becomes more cumbersome with record of the ICP, MAP and CPP as well as the usual monitoring of vital signs. Similarly, training of the nursing staff regarding neurosurgical drains is of paramount importance since daily care and record of the drains usually dictate decision making in acute and intensive care. Correct understanding of the CNS anatomy, various aetiologies of neurotrauma, a skilled understanding of the GCS and pupillary status are of paramount importance in improving care of the neurosurgical patient.
The subject of this course are regular nursing students, nursing staff, intensive care nursing staff and nursing staff working in the emergency departments.
At the end of this course the participants will be able to;
Understand basic central nervous system anatomy and physiology
Understand of neuro-assessment methods such as GCS, pupils, upper/lower limbs power
Understand basic management of head injury patients
Understand management of raised intracranial pressure
Understand care of the postoperative neurosurgical patient
Understand the management and care of spinal injury patients
Understand care of the neurosurgical drains
Global Surgery: An Introduction, The role of student and Residents in Global Surgery