Learning Objectives for Module 2: Neurological Determination of Death

Module 2: Neurological Determination of Death  (4.5 hrs section 3 MOC)

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss normal CNS pathology and the pathophysiology leading to neurological death.
  • Describe physician standards required for declaration of neurological death.
  • Describe how to perform declaration of neurological death.
  • Discuss confounding factors that preclude a clinical diagnosis of neurological death.
  • Discuss the different acceptable ancillary tests for neurological determination of death.
  • Explain some common confusing exam findings in a patient who has been pronounced neurologically dead (spinal reflexes, ventilator auto-triggering, etc).

This curriculum has been developed by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Trillium Gift of Life Network, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and many generous volunteers from the Canadian Critical Care community. 

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About the accreditation for this curriculum 

This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and the Identification & Referral module is approved by Dalhousie University for up to 2 credit hours, while the NDD module is approved by Dalhousie University for up to 4.5 credit hours.  Remember to visit MAINPORT (http://www.mainport.org/mainport/) to record your learning and outcomes. 
 
For College of Family Physician members, the Maintenance of Certification Program of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, accredited Section 3 activities are eligible for Mainpro+ certified credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.
 
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

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