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NCS Pocket Guide Just over a year ago, the idea to create a neurocritical care pocket reference guide was born. While staffing the NCS booth at the 2016 SCCM Conference, members of the Resident Fellow Committee realized there was demand for such a product when person after person came up to the booth to ask if we had any quick reference guides to neurocritical care for sale. Over the next several months, this project took shape. Our early discussions focused on the fact that the field of neurocritical care is unique in its inclusivity as it welcomes trainees from numerous different fields, including neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, anesthesia and internal medicine. These varied training backgrounds mean that trainees in neurocritical care enter the neurocritical care unit with different skill sets and knowledge bases. Therefore, our vision for the Neurocritical Care Pocket Guide was to create a multidisciplinary resource for trainees regardless of background on bedside management and pearls for a variety of neurocritical care conditions. We crafted this project with two of the core missions of the Resident Fellow Committee in mind. First, we recruited residents, fellows and APPs as junior authors to provide authorship opportunities for trainees at the beginning of their career. Second, we paired the junior authors with established senior authors within NCS to promote mentorship with leaders in the field of neurocritical care. With guidance from the NCS Educational Products Committee, we identified 17 high-yield topics that include the most commonly encountered neurocritical care emergencies and basics of critical care medicine explained through the neurocritical care perspective. Over 40 authors have contributed to this valuable project. We are very excited to announce the Neurocritical Care Pocket Guide will be published by NCS in May 2017! Marin Darsie, MD Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Neurocritical Care University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Editors Marin Darsie and Asma Moheet Chapter Titles and Authors Coma Exam Components Anand Venkatraman and Ed Manno Acute Spinal Cord Injury Ribal Bassil, Shola Aluko, and Deborah Stein Acute Neuromuscular Emergencies Marin Darsie and J. Dedrick Jordan Status Epilepticus Anh Nguyen, Alexis Steinberg, and Jan Claasen Meningitis and Encephalitis Sirisha Sanamandra and Bart Nathan Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Christian Hernandez and Romer Geocadin Elevated ICP and Hydrocephalus Deepa Malaiyandi and Lori Shutter Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Jennifer Kim, Ashutosh Mahapatra, and Stephan Mayer Intracerebral Hemorrhage Tobias Kulik and J. Claude Hemphill Ischemic Stroke Winnie Lau, Kassi Kronfeld, and Wade Smith Traumatic Brain Injury Chitra Sivasankar, Catherine Albin, and Kristine O’Phelan Brain Death Sherri Braksick and Eelco Wijdicks Multi-Modal Monitoring Kara Melmed and Peter LeRoux High Yield Meds in the Neuro ICU Yasmin Ali, Feras Akbik, and Gretchen Brophy Mechanical Ventilation Benedict Tan and Paul Nyquist Acid/Base and Electrolytes Benedict Tan and Jose Suarez Multidisciplinary Care in the Neuro ICU Megan Brissie, Helen Nester, and Mary Kay Bader 5


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