ICU Management


The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to overwhelm ICUs nationwide. It is creating a workforce demand that has resulted in many neurosurgeons being re-assigned as intensivists and has substantially altered the way that neurosurgeons are able to treat ICU patients.

This on-demand webinar updates neurosurgeons on ICU care and provides a framework for managing patients during this crisis.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Become aware of the pulmonary manifestations and treatment of COVID-19 ICU patients.
  • Recognize the unique neurological manifestations of COVID patients.
  • Identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ICU management of previously typical neurosurgical patients.


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.

Disclosure Information

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the AANS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, the AANS is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.

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.

R. Webster Crowley, MD, FAANS Consultant Fees – Medtronic, Cerenovous Koswire   
Howard A. Riina, MD, FAANS Consultant Fees – Medtronic Speaker’s Bureau - Stryker Stock Shareholder (purchased direct) - eVasc Medical systems, Medtel Inc, eLum Technologies, Medivis

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.

(Alan) Seth A. Hoffer, MD, FAANS

Stephan Mayer, MD


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 4-21-2020. Credit may be obtained until 4-21-2023.


ICU Management (Archive)
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
10 Questions
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM credit  |  Certificate available