2023 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:
  • Explain the advantages of assessing delayed neurological outcomes in patients with anoxic brain injury post cardiac arrest
  • Identify patients who are at risk for developing post-traumatic hydrocephalus
  • Explain the optimum timing and fluid profile for placing a ventriculoperitoneal shunt 
  • Indicate the best anticoagulant for cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Implement the best practices for preventing ICU delirium


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

2023 C-cert Activity Planner Disclosures
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Neurocritical Care Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Marin Darsie, MD, Chair, University of Wisconsin Madison
Disclosures: Site PI for an NIH-funded grant studying TBI. Project Title: Improving Patient Classification and Outcome Measurement in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), NIH Neurological Disorders and Stroke, $74,023.00, Principal Investigator (Medical College of Wisconsin): Lindsay Nelson, PhD, Subrecipient Principal Investigator: Marin Darsie, MD, 18.5% effort.

Bradley Dengler, MD, Vice Chair, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Sayona John, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Disclosures: Serves on Alexion speakers bureau.

Lauren Koffman, DO, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Michael J. Schneck, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
Disclosures: Spouse works for CelCarta a contract research organization providing pathology services to pharmaceutical companies (she is an employee but may have stock options as well); serve on the DSMB for trials of a transcatheter aortic valve device (TAVR) for the company HLT Medical; expert witness on several cases for a number of firms. Primarily defense work (some plaintiff cases) as well as for the US Attorney's office; local PI for NIH trials and industry related clinical trials but receive no personal research support or grant monies-all money goes to Loyola or the Clinical Research Office; non compensated activities related to manuscript reviewer for various Journals including Frontiers and other related journals (Most specifically and most commonly including Neurocritical Care, Neurology, Stroke, Frontiers and JSCVD); lecturer on acute ischemic stroke for the University of Chicago Kranzler Neurosurgery Board Review Course.

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

Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Disclosures: PLP consulting, consultant for medical investing; 1. NIH DSMB for AADC 2. Scientific advisory board for DECISION Inc, compensated; 1. Maestro board of directors, non-compensated, NPO position. 2. REachout Inc, Founder, non-compensated; 1. Bendin Sumrall Associates, Expert witness 2. Serpe Andres Associates, Expert witness; 1. Research grant NASA, Co-investigator for CADRE project. 2. Research grant RP foundation, Non-Profit Organization, received by spouse, Dr. Kanagal Shamanna.

Sarah Nelson, MD, Mount Sinai Health System
Disclosures: Advisor for Biogen's Neurodiem; Co-editor of neurocritical care textbook (Springer Nature).

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

Marc Alain Babi, MD, University of Florida Department of Neurology
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Staff Contact

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