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ENLS Course in Nepal, on iBook, and for Residency Programs By Gentle Shrestha, MD and Claude Hemphill, MD Does your institution have a residency program in Neurology, the option has arrived! NCS is Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, or Anesthesiology? If the excited to introduce the new ENLS answer is yes, NCS would like to introduce you to a valuable iBook. This user-friendly reference teaching tool for residents in these specialties: the Emergency and teaching tool bridges the gap Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course. between the ENLS manuscripts and the ENLS is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient on-line ENLS protocols, explaining the care and outcomes during the critical fi rst hours of a patient’s principal issues and thoughts behind neurological emergency. This online course includes in-depth each protocol step. Each chapter is presentations of 13 critical topics including ischemic stroke, hyperlinked between tables and chapters subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, intracranial for easy reading. hypertension, herniation and more. The ENLS iBook can be purchased through iTunes in its entirety or protocol chapters Residents will gain critical exposure to a practical discussion of can be purchased separately. major neurological emergencies through participation in the ENLS training program. The learning modules are presented Institutions can now order the ENLS in a clear and concise manner and are supported by treatment iBook in bulk! Simply submit the ENLS iBook algorithms and evidence-based peer-reviewed parent manuscripts. number of books you would like to We often hear from residency directors that many residency purchase. Upon receipt of payment, you will be provided with cognitive milestones have proven challenging to address a spreadsheet of codes that can be distributed to users in your in standard training curricula. ENLS compliments your group. Each individual can then use the code to redeem the existing program by providing a certifi cation process that iBook on their device. allows for objective assessment (by on-line examination) and ENLS Course in Kathmandu, Nepal documentation of trainee competence. The ENLS course held on February 21, 2015 in Kathmandu, The following tables demonstrate how ENLS overlaps with Nepal was the fi rst course conducted in Asia. The course was various ACGME milestones in Neurology, Neurological Surgery, attended by 34 physicians encompassing various specialties that Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology. are actively involved in dealing with neurological emergencies in ACGME-ENLS Neurology Milestones daily practice. The specialties included intensivists, emergency physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and ACGME-ENLS Neurological Surgery Milestones family physicians. The signifi cance of the collaborative and ACGME-ENLS Emergency Medicine Milestones multidisciplinary approach to the patients with life threatening neurological emergencies during the initial hours was well ACGME-ENLS Anesthesiology Milestones received by the participants. The NCS encourages residency program directors to incorporate Stroke and traumatic brain injury are among the maj or causes the ENLS course into their graduate medical education. We have of morbidity and mortality in Asia. An early protocol-driven received some great feedback from those who have already started approach can undoubtedly help to improve patient care and integrating ENLS into their program. outcomes. The ENLS course can be a valuable means to update “The ENLS program is an excellent course for neurology and the health care professionals dealing with these neurological neurosurgery residents at the beginning of their training (as well emergencies in their daily practice. as others who deal with emergency neurologic issues – such as The landmark course was made possible with the kind support emergency medicine residents and medical and surgical critical from the NCS and from Drs. Alberto Goffi , Victoria McCredie, care fellows). I felt that ENLS was so important and useful, I paid and Antonio Bellini. for registration for the neurology and neurosurgery residents out of my own division funds,” said one program director. NCS offers a special rate of $50 per resident for on-line access and course certifi cation. Residency program directors can purchase a bundle of on-line course codes to distribute to their residents. To request codes, please visit the NCS website. New for 2015: the ENLS iBook! If you have been looking for a way to carry ENLS in your pocket, First ENLS Course in Kathmandu, Nepal 8


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