November 12, 2020

Death By Neurologic Criteria

In this episode of Critical Matters, we will discuss brain death by neurologic criteria. Brain death remains an important topic within the practice of critical care medicine. However, there are still inconsistencies in concept, criteria, practice, and documentation of brain death. Today we will discuss this topic through the lens of "The World Brain Death Project."

Our guest is Dr. David Greer, Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Greer is a renowned clinician, educator, and researcher.

Additional Resources:
Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria: The World Brain Death Project:
Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria - The World Brain Death Project (Video):
Controversies in Brain Death Declaration: Legal and Ethical Implications in the ICU:

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown:
Brain Death by Eelco Wijdicks: