A major component of any Critical Care practice is likely to be Neuroscience from Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stroke and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage to Brain Death and Organ Donation. This day has been designed to provide clinicians working in Critical Care from any point in the healthcare pathway from the Emergency room through Operating Theatres, Intensive Care, Wards and rehabilitation, with best practice approaches to clinical cases. The organisers are Emma Smith (Transitional NP at the SAN), Linley Shields (CNE at the SAN ICU) and Dr Roger Harris (Senior Specialist in ICU at the SAN).
The program begins with a session titled “Bursting the Subarachnoid Bubble” run by Dr Celia Bradford (Intensive Care Specialist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital) and Dr Ken Faulder (Interventional Neuroradilogist). This is followed by “Brain Arrest” a session dedicated to the multidisciplinary management of stroke patients, from the Emergency room through to Rehabilitation, presented by Professor John Watson (Head of Sydney University clinical school at the SAN and Dr Greg MacDonald (Director of the SAN Emergency Department). After lunch the program switches focus to “Lifting the Lid” an innovative look at Traumatic Brain Injury with Professor Simon Finfer and Tumours with Professor Brian Owler.
Finally the day will end with a truly interactive hypothetical “Ethical Dilemmas” focused on a neurosurgical case and involving the full spectrum of the multidisciplinary team.
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