Neurology Critical Care Online Certificate Course

This asynchronous course is designed to provide physicians with an overview in in neurological trauma, from the recognition of signs and symptoms to the diagnosis of problems and decision-making. The course is completely online and all presentations are in Spanish. Presentations are divided up among seven thematic modules. At the conclusion of this educational intervention, participants will be comfortable and confident with the diagnosis and management of neurocritically ill patients, allowing more accurate and expeditious diagnosis and optimized treatments that will improve clinical outcomes.
Please note the course in conducted entirely in Spanish.

Media: Interactive Online Course

Class: The course includes 42 Spanish language presentations, divided into 7 modules.
•    Neurophysiology: Pathophysiology of Brain Injury, Brain Metabolism
•    Neuroimages: Brain Tomography, Brain and Column Resonance, Brain Angiography
•    Neuromonitoring: Endocranial Pressure, External Ventricular Drainage, Transcranial Doppler, Oxygenation, Electroencephalogram
•    Cerebral Vascular Pathology: Subaracnoid Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke, Spontaneous Intracerebral Hematoma, Vascular Malformations, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
•    Trauma: Cranioencephalic Trauma, Spinal Trauma
•    Alterations of the State of Consciousness: Evaluation of Coma, Delirium, Brain Death
•    Special Topics: Infectious Pathology, Cerebral Edema, Neuromuscular Pathology, Epileptic Status, Sodium Alterations, Sedation, pediatric stroke, and others

Reading Materials: Each module has a curated list of readings that complement the material covered in the presentations. The readings are both in English and Spanish. 

Forums: Each module has a discussion boards where participants may raise concerns and topics of interest, share experiences or information with peers with regular feedback from instructors.

Virtual Workshops: Certain modules will end with a workshop where participants review and apply the information that was learned in that specific module. 

Exams: There will be a multiple choice mid-term and final. 

Webinars: Faculty leads will offer four webinars for all participants to discuss case studies.

Activity Length: It is expected this activity will take approximately 21 hours to complete.

Commercial Support: This CME-certified activity has neither requested nor received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of acutely ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to diagnose the most common acute neurological and neurosurgical diseases;
  • Generate an adequate differential diagnosis for neurocritically ill patients;
  • Describe how to properly treat the most common acute neurological and neurosurgical diseases;
  • Recognize how to adequately use and prioritize limited resources for the treatment of these patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Alex Laguna
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Course Flyer1.57 MB
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Fernando D. Goldenberg, MD
  Associate Professor of Neurology and Surgery (Neurosurgery)
  University of Chicago
  Chicago, IL
  Nicolas M. Ciarrocchi, MD
  Neurocritical Care Physician
  Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
  Buenos Aires, Argentina
Selected Publications & Additional Resources
View a partial list of Dr. Goldenberg's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
Dr. Manuel Alcivar
Fellow Cuidados Neurocríticos
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Dr. Federico Carini
Médico Coordinador Asistencial
Terapia Intensiva
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Dr. Baez Rolando Gabriel
Fellow Cuidados Neurocríticos, Terapia Intensiva
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Dra. Victoria Marquevevich
Médica Staff, Servicio Terapia Intensiva
Hospital Austral
Dr. Diego Miñarro
Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Maria Belen Coca Mogro
Fellow Cuidados Neurocríticos, Terapia Intensiva
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Dr. Fernando Manual Rivero
Fellow Cuidados Neurocríticos, Terapia Intensiva
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Dr. Rodriguez Pablo Sebastian
Medico de Planta, Servicio de Diagnóstico por Imágenes
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Dr. Mario Terán
Hospital Arco Iris
La Paz, Bolivia

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department/Section.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Other Health Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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