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Global Neuro—Neurosurgical Special Report 2019-nCoV

Neurosurgical practice during the pandemic–Learnings from the world's most affected countries

Featuring 7 Neurosurgeons active in 6 affected countries, providing practical advice varying from how to set up and organize different departments for different pathologies to protective equipment & testing.

Introduction: Professor Franco Servadei, President WFNS, Humanitas University and Research Hospital Milan, Italy

4:18: Professor Ting Lei, Director Neurosurgical Department, Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China

18:04: Joshua Bederson, Professor and System Chair Department of Neurosurgery, The Mount Sinai Health System, United States, New York

29:04: Dr. Namkyu You, Department of Neurosurgery, Ajou University College of Medicine in Suwon, South Korea

39:09: Professor Marco Maria Fontanella, Chief of Neurosurgery Unit Spedali Civili, University of Brescia and Chief Editor of Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, Brescia, Italy

50:27: Andres Rubiano, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery at the University El Bosque in Bogota, and Chief of Neurological Surgery, ValleSalud Clinic, Cali, Colombia

1:02:50: Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge and Director of Clinical Research, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Cambridge, United Kingdom

1:13:18: discussion


Learning Objectives:
  • Upon completion of this Webinar, participants should be able to:
  • analyze how emergencies are being redefined in different countries during a pandemic
  • recognize the impact a pandemic can have on a health care system
  • recognize how staff may need to be redeployed (hub vs. spoke)
  • decide which protective equipment is indicated when and where
  • handle testing - when, how and which testing is needed both for patients and for staff


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