First Intracranial Monitoring Workshop Held at Neurocritical Care Meeting

Mount Sinai’s Dr. Jennifer Frontera organizes first-of-its-kind workshop with Cedars-Sinai colleague.

San Francisco, CA
 – September 15, 2010  –– 

Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, a neurointensivist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Chad Miller, MD, a neurointensivist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, organized the first intracranial monitoring workshop at this year’s Neurocritical Care Meeting held in San Francisco.

This hands-on session was one of several new workshops to make their debut at the annual meeting. Other workshops included percutaneous tracheostomy, therapeutic hypothermia, airway management, ventilator management, and EEG interpretation.

The intracranial monitoring session allowed participants to practice placing intracranial bolts, brain oxygen monitors, cerebral blood flow monitors, cerebral microdialysis catheters and external ventricular drains in a simulation environment. A parallel data interpretation session complemented the practical component of the workshop.

Due to the demand and success of this session, the workshop will be held each year at the Neurocritical Care meeting (www.neurocriticalcare.org).