2020 Neurocritical Care C-Cert Reading List, Learning Objectives, and CME

Reading List

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C-cert Activity Description

The Continuous Certification (C-cert) activities provide subspecialty learning and knowledge assessment to ensure that diplomates are staying up to date on the latest science, treatments, and therapeutics relating to their subspecialty. The annual activities include: 1) reading the subspecialty  journal articles, and 2) taking and passing the 25-question online post-reading quiz to assess knowledge gained from the journal article content. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this UCNS C-cert activity, participants will be able to:
  • Evaluate and treat patients with acute ischemic stroke beyond six hours of symptoms with thrombectomy 
  • Recognize and develop treatment strategies for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage 
  • Identify and manage cardiac dysfunction in neurological injuries

Core Competencies

This UCNS C-cert activity covers the following core competency:
  • Medical Knowledge

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Instructions

To claim CME credits, answer question 26 on the quiz to reflect the total time spent completing the required reading and online quiz. This question is not included in the scoring of the quiz. A passing score of 80% of higher is needed to meet C-cert requirements and receive CME credit. CME credit confirmation will be emailed within three weeks of passing the quiz.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. The AANI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The UCNS complies with all standards and policies of the ACCME, including identification and resolution of all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity being delivered to learners. Accordingly, UCNS  planners, authors, and staff comply with the UCNS’s Conflicts of Interest Policy

Neurocritical Care Certification Examination Committee Contributors

Michael Souter, MD, Chair, University of Washington
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

J. Javier Provencio, MD, FCCM, FAAN, FNCS, Vice Chair, University of Virginia
Disclosures: Receives consulting fees from Minnetronix, Inc, Minneapolis, MN.  Receives research grant support from Minnetronix, Inc, Minneapolis, MN, The IVY Foundation, and University of Virginia.

Sayona John, MD, Rush University Medical Center
Disclosures: Receives compensation to serve as a member of critical care advisory committee for Gift of Hope, organ procurement organization.

Christos Lazardis, MD, University of Chicago
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Richard R. Riker, MD, FCCM, Maine Medical Center

Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Robert Stevens, MD, FCCM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Disclosures: Receives research grant funding to the university. The grant agreement requires that the name of the funding entity and the purpose of the grant may not be disclosed.

John Terry, MD, Neurointerventional Specialists of Dayton
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose.

Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Disclosures: Receives compensation and/or has research work funded by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency) (Federal Government) and Texas Lone Star Stroke Alliance (State Government, Non Profit).

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
[email protected]
(612) 928-6326