Neurosurgery and COVID-19

Over the past two months, we have witnessed tens of thousands of COVID-19 infected patients struggling with pain, fear and have seen thousands of lives lost. During this lecture, Dr. McDermott will discuss how physicians can navigate the uncertainties and risks of performing neurosurgery in the time of COVID.

Target Audience

Adult and Pediatric Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Stroke Neurologists, Neuroradiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Neuropsychologists, Critical Care and Neuroscience Nurses, Neurosurgery Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists and Rehabilitation and Pain Management Specialists, as well as other specialists interested in the field of neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement the reorganization model neurosurgeons and advanced practice providers follow moving forward with COVID. 
  • Execute task force guidelines to determine the severity and urgency of a neurosurgical procedure. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Tan, Y. T., Wang, J. W., Zhao, K., Han, L., Zhang, H. Q., Niu, H. Q., ... & Lei, T. (2020). Preliminary recommendations for surgical practice of neurosurgery department in the central epidemic area of 2019 coronavirus infection. Current Medical Science, 1-4.

Zoia, C., Bongetta, D., Veiceschi, P., Cenzato, M., Di Meco, F., Locatelli, D., ... & Fontanella, M. M. (2020). Neurosurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: update from Lombardy, northern Italy.

Kondziolka, D., Couldwell, W. T., & Rutka, J. T. (2020). Introduction. On pandemics: the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery, 1(aop), 1-2.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
06/01/2020
Course expires: 
05/31/2021

Michael McDermott, M.D. 
Chief Medical Executive
Miami Neurosurgery Institute

Michael McDermott, M.D., indicated that he has served as a consultant with Stryker. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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