2022 Neurocritical Care C-Cert Reading List, Learning Objectives, and CME

Reading List

Please click below to access the 2022 Neurocritical Care reading list.

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C-cert Activity Description

The Continuous Certification (C-cert) activities provide subspecialty learning and knowledge assessment to ensure that diplomates are staying up to date on the latest science, treatments, and therapeutics relating to their subspecialty. The annual activities include: 1) reading the subspecialty  journal articles, and 2) taking and passing the 25-question online post-reading quiz to assess knowledge gained from the journal article content. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this UCNS C-cert activity, participants will be able to:
  • Examine the evidence for targeted temperature management following cardiac arrest
  • Understand the trajectory of functional recovery after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
  • Evaluate the impact of hyperoxia in critically injured patients and the role of brain tissue oxygenation targeted treatment
  • Explain recent diagnostic and treatment options of neurological emergencies in pregnant patients

Core Competencies

This UCNS C-cert activity covers the following core competency:
  • Medical Knowledge

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Instructions

To claim CME credits, answer question 26 on the quiz to reflect the total time spent completing the required reading and online quiz. This question is not included in the scoring of the quiz. A passing score of 80% of higher is needed to meet C-cert requirements and receive CME credit. CME credit confirmation will be emailed within three weeks of passing the quiz.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. The AANI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1TM credit(s). Physicians should claim only their credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

ABPN Self-Assessment Designation Statement

The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the UCNS Continuous Certification (C-cert) self-assessment activity and has approved the program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment (SA) program, which is mandates by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a necessary component of maintenance of certification. The number of ABPN SA credits granted will equal the number of CME hours claimed for the activity. 


The UCNS complies with all standards and policies of the ACCME, including identification and resolution of all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity being delivered to learners. Accordingly, UCNS  planners, authors, and staff comply with the UCNS’s Conflicts of Interest Policy

2022 C-cert Activity Planner Disclosures
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Neurocritical Care Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, MD, PhD, Chair, Rush University Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Marin Darsie, MD, Vice Chair, University of Wisconsin Madison
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Bradley Dengler, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Disclosures: Serves on item writing committee for SCCM.

Sayona John, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Disclosures: Receives compensation to serve as a member of critical care advisory committee for Gift of Hope, organ procurement organization. 

Lauren Koffman, DO, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Disclosures: Served as question writer for Neurocritical Care Society question bank (role ended August 2021).

Michael J. Schneck, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Robert D. Stevens, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Disclosures: Receives personal compensation for serving as a consultant for Edwards Life Science.

Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Disclosures: Receives compensation and/or research work funded by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Sarah Nelson, MD, Mount Sinai Health System
Disclosures: Received personal compensation for serving on scientific advisory board for Boston Scientific; received research support from Brain Aneurysm Foundation – research project evaluating use of EEG and MRI in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients.

Wan Tsu Wendy Chang, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Disclosures: Receives funding from US Department of Defense and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; serves on American Academy of Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course.

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.
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