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NEWS BRIEFS Neurocritical Care News Front By Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, BCPS, FNCS Burrrr!!! This is the most common word I Michael Souter. The committee reviewed available evidence and have heard in the past month on the American developed practice recommendations regarding prognostication, East Coast! Snow is nice, but when you psychosocial issues, and ethical considerations. Another related start laying patients in snow banks to induce statement is also being developed to address treatment strategies hypothermia, I think we’ve had enough. for these patients. Hopefully, spring is just around the corner. We would like to thank the multidisciplinary NCS member This winter, NCS members have been volunteers who contributed their time, energy, and expertise to very productive in regards to publishing develop these guidelines and consensus statements. We could not guidelines and consensus statements. Recently, the International have done it without you. If you are interested in participating in Multimodality Monitoring (MMM) Consensus Statement – guideline development, please consider volunteering your time for chaired by Peter LeRoux, David Menon, Paul Vespa, and Giuseppe future projects. Citerio – was published in a supplement of the Neurocritical Care I would also like to recognize NCS members who have recently journal. This consensus statement addresses which modalities are been promoted or appointed to committees. Dr. Lori Shutter was the most important to monitor, how they should be monitored, recently promoted to Vice Chair of Education in the Department and whether multimodality monitoring is cost-effective and of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical impacts outcome. Center. Well-deserved, Lori! This statement was produced by the NCS in collaboration with the The American Academy of Neurology also recently asked the NCS European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the Society to participate in a Quality Metrics Development Project. Dr. Paul for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and the Latin America Brain Vespa was asked to serve as the NCS chair for this committee Injury Consortium (LABIC). and will be working on this project over the next two years. The Large Hemispheric Infarction (LHI) Guidelines are now Congratulations, Paul! available and were chaired by Michel Torbey from the NCS and Do you know what’s happening in May? Neuroscience Nurses Stefan Schwab from DGNI, the German Neurocritical Care Society. Week is May 17-23, 2015!! Be sure to show them some love and These guidelines provide recommendations based on the quality hug your neuroscience nurse! of the evidence, as well as the balance of benefits and harms of the studied interventions, the values and preferences of patients, and If you have any good juicy gossip you would like to share, please resource considerations. send it my way and I will include it in our next issue! Until next time… stay warm, enjoy the Spring, and get ready for sunny and Finally, the Devastating Brain Injury Consensus Statement was warm Scottsdale! recently published on-line and was chaired by Patricia Blissitt and Lori Shutter, MD, FNCS Paul Vespa, MD, FNCS 18


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