The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated every neurosurgical practice's ability to treat patients. With extreme constraints on facilities, staffing and protective equipment, along with new risks to operative staff and patients, how should neurosurgeons address surgical cases?
- Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS
- Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS
- Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS
The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Learn about approaches that are being taken to triage neurosurgical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recognize how phases of the COVID-19 pandemic impact decision-making regarding the triage of neurosurgical cases.
- Acquire strategies on how to communicate with patients and their families about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the timing of their neurosurgical care.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the AANS. This educational activity does not endorse one particular type of instrumentation, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. It presents one of numerous recognized methods of clinical practice for consideration by physicians for incorporation into their practices. Variations of practice taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may be appropriate. Disclosure about patient confidentiality, standards of care, or course of management does not imply endorsement or disapproval of products.
Please note: It is recognized that the use of non-FDA approved devices is described in some of the published material, but these techniques are often the standard of care and may be of value to the patients we serve.
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Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
|Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS||Consultant Fees – Medtronic, Alpha Omega|
Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.
Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS, FACS
Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS
The AANS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AANS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity was published in 4-28-2020. Credit may be obtained until 4-28-2023.