During this presentation, we will review the anatomy and physiology of neonatal brain development and the components of a comprehensive neonatal neurological examination. An overview of the common causes of brain injury in preterm and term infants will be provided and integrated with the neurological exam findings to help support the differential diagnosis for neonatal encephalopathy. Case presentations will be used to combine the neurological, EEG, and MRI findings and assist in beginning to formulate prognosis associated with degree encephalopathy and patterns of brain injury on MRI.
About the speaker:
Diane Wilson is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, with over 30 years of experience in Neonatology and the last 10 years in Neonatal Neurology. Her primary role is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, where she specializes in the care of babies with brain injury. She has been instrumental in the development of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Unit (NNCU) at SickKids, a specialized area within the NICU for newborns with a primary diagnosis of brain injury. She has been an invited speaker at several national and international forums regarding work that she has led to advance neonatal neurocritical care. She has co-authored several papers focused on the care of babies with brain injury. She is also a clinical consultant for Aspect Imaging-Embrace Neonatal Brain MRI.
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