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Preventing Infections in Brain Surgery

The Brain Trauma Foundation has announced that their next interactive, web based lecture will cover the important topic of Infection Prophylaxis in severe head injury cases undergoing brain surgery.

The web based lecture will be held on September 23, 2009 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT.

Lecture Description: This lecture will discuss the latest guidelines on infection prophylaxis in head injury regarding external ventricular drains and nosocomial infections.  In addition, prophylaxis for open and basilar skull fractures will also be discussed
Learning Objectives: 

• Describe the reasons for infection prophylaxis in severe head injury patients focusing on the advantages and disadvantages.
• Understand the current recommendations for providing prophylaxis for external ventricular drainage in regard to antibiotic administration and catheter exchange
• Become familiar with the recommendations for prophylaxis in regard to preventing systemic nosocomial infections including those recommendations for antibiotic administration and early tracheostomy.
• Assess the literature in terms of prophylactic antibiotic use in basilar and open skull fractures.

Speaker: Jamie Ullman, MD, Director of Neurosurgery at Elmhurst Hospital Medical Center, Assistant Attending Neurosurgeon at Queens Hospital Center, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Webinar Registration  click here .



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