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NEUROCRITICAL CARE ADVOCACY Developing Resources for Pati ents and Families Aff ected by Criti cal Neurologic Illness By Sarah Livesay, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC and Tamer Abdelhak, MD The NCS Advocacy Committee is currently have received another fi ve stories that are being edited and will be developing a number of resources for available on the website and through Currents. patients and families affected by critical These stories share the perspective of the patient receiving neurologic illness. These resources build on neurocritical care, as well as the interdisciplinary staff who cared the patient resources currently available on for the patient in their time of need. If you have a story of hope the NCS website. to share, please contact the Advocacy Committee through the NCS On the NCS website, you can fi nd an overview executive offi ce to submit your information. of neurocritical care, descriptions of the Finally, the NCS website currently offers an extensive list of patient Sarah Livesay, and family support sites for various diagnoses and support groups.various members of the neurocritical care DNP, RN, ACNP- Please use this list as a resource for your patients and contact theteam, and a summary of common diseases BC months, this information will be available in see included in our patient and family resources.advocacy group with any additional resources you would like totreated in the Neuro ICU. In the next two easily printable and downloadable fi les for staff working in the Neuro ICU to distribute to Look for the new NCS Patient and Family Information and those in need. Resource Guide on the NCS website next month as well as new Stories of Hope from the Advocacy Committee available on the A frequently overlooked offering available website in the next several months. on the NCS website are the Stories of Hope. Stories of Hope remind us that while critical neurologic illness can be devastating and recovery may be slow, caregivers and families should not lose hope. Currently, two stories Tamer Abdelhak, of hope are available for viewing, and we MD 12


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