Brain Death Examination

Brain Death Examination

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Physician

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Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About

In this course, learn about the process of making the determination of brain death in a patient, including the required components of the brain death examination, the reflexes to assess, and an explanation of the apnea test.

Instructional Time

0 hour, 49 minutes

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: 08/17/2017
  • Released: 08/21/2017
  • Expires: 08/17/2020

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the general components of the nervous system that are assessed during brain death examination
  • List the criteria that a patient must meet before the exam is performed
  • Describe how to perform an apnea test and interpret the results
  • List some ancillary tests used in the determination of brain death

Contributors

Course Directors/Authors

David Urion, MD
Associate, Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital

Robert Tasker, MBBS, MD
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

David Urion, MD; Robert Tasker, MBBS, MD

Author(s)

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David Urion, MD; Robert Tasker, MBBS, MD

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH; Robert Truog, MD

Course Planner(s)

No disclosures to report:

Lisa Pixley, RN

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.