Brain Death Credentialing Course

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Course Details:

While there exists a legal provision for brain death, institutional protocols for diagnosis are not universal and are often absent; no specific criteria for diagnosis is mandated. Even among institutions with an organized diagnostic protocol, there is substantial variation both in the criteria used and who may perform the determination.

The Brain Death Determination Course, presented by leaders in neurocritical care, aims to standardize the process of brain death diagnosis across the world. This credentialing tool will help clinicians, who are allowed by their local laws to perform brain death determination, to learn how by:

  • Highlighting the necessary steps that must be taken to determine brain death

  • Reviewing various exam methods and discussing proper documentation

  • Outlining appropriate communication with fellow providers and patient families

  • Describing common pitfalls and barriers that may arise during the exam process

This course includes interactive knowledge checks, video of clinical exams involving real patient cases, and a 20-question exam.

Content in this course is presented by:

Brain Death Determination Presenters

Certification and Continuing Education Credit:

Physicians will gain a 2 year certificate of completion and 2 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ through successful execution of the course and accompanying exam. Participants will retain access to the course for a 24-month period.


Physicians: $99 members; $129 non-members
Student/Resident/Fellow: $50 members; $62 non-members

Spanish Course: $50

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