Neurosurgery - A Comprehensive Review

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Full Course:  35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 1/15/22)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Neurosurgeons in practice, Neurosurgery Fellows, Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in Neurosurgery

Series 1 (NEUSURG1): Prep for Exams with this Specialty Review in Emergency Medicine

Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review covers a wide set of topics and provides you with the most relevant information on core concepts. Led by Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS, it sheds light on the latest trends and best practices to provide enhanced care to patients. It will help you to better:
  • Evaluate and apply the latest neurosurgical treatments
  • Outline the best practices in management of vascular disorders
  • Define the latest techniques in functional neurosurgery
  • Apply best surgical techniques for the spine, brain and spinal tumors, and nerve injury


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Metastatic Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord Tumor Management.

Skull Base Lesion

Meningiomas of the Skull Base and Other Skull Base Tumors and Skull Base Surgical Approaches.

Pituitary Tumors and Crandiopharyngiomas

Non-Functioning and Functioning Pituitary Tumors, The Evolution and Development of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery and Craniopharyngiomas.


Hydrocephalus and Congenital Cysts

Functional Neurosurgery

Functional Neurosurgery

Special Topics

Neurofibromatosis and von Hippel-Lindau Disease, Coma and Brain Death, and Anticoagulation, Reversal, and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery


Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke, Intracranial Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations and Moyamoya Disease, Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease and Endovascular Considerations in Vascular Disease.

Head Injury/Craniocerebral Trauma

Head Injury/Craniocerebral Trauma, Closed Head Injury/Concussion and Head Injury in Sports, Skull and Facial Fractures/Paranasal Sinus and Skull Base Trauma, Subdural Hematoma and Decompressive Craniectomy.

Spinal Surgery

Cervical Spine Trauma, Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures, Disc Herniations: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic, Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Hydromyelia/Syringomyelia.

Peripheral Nerves

Acute Nerve Injury and Repair, Peripheral Nerve Tumors, Brachial Plexus Lesions, Compression Neuropathy, Nerve Transfers for Shoulder and Elbow and Nerve Transfers for the Hand.

Brain Tumors

Metastatic Brain Tumors, Malignant Gliomas, Meningiomas, Low Grade Gliomas, Pineal Region Tumors, Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood, Vestibular Schwannoma, Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Evaluate the most current neurosurgical techniques available in order to treat patients with neurosurgical problems
  • Analyze recent literature and data regarding clinical trials relevant to the practice of neurosurgery
  • Describe best practices in the management of patients requiring surgery for vascular disorders
  • Explain the latest techniques used in functional neurosurgery
  • Differentiate among the techniques used for spine surgery
  • Discuss the most appropriate procedures for the management of brain tumors and spinal tumors
  • Identify the most optimal methods for nerve injury and tumors
  • Assess the best neurosurgical treatment plans for pituitary disorders
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of skull base surgical approaches
  • Identify best practices for the management of subdural hematoma



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Updated for Re-release: January 15, 2019
Date of Original Release: June 15, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: January 15, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 35.75
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

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