Educational Products Committee Announces New
Offerings, Updates to NCS OnDemand
By David Y. Hwang, MD, and Alejandro A. Rabinstein, MD, FNCS
The Educational Products
Committee is excited to
announce the release
of several new NCS
offerings and key updates
to existing products.
All NCS members are
encouraged to check out
the NCS OnDemand
for access to
the following resources.
THE POCKET GUIDE TO
Marin E. Darsie, MD | Asma M. Moheet, MD
A concise reference for the evaluation and
management of neurologic emergencies
Published by the Neurocritical Care Society
guide_front_cover.pdf 8/15/17 12:10:50 AM The Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care is a
brand new quick-reference book for
managing common emergencies in
emergency rooms and Neuro ICUs. Its
17 chapters cover an impressive range of
topics and are geared for all newcomers
to neurocritical care. Edited by Marin
Darsie and Asma Moheet, this guide
was only possible because of hard work
from the members of the NCS Resident/
Fellow Committee and its leaders,
Jennifer Kim and Anand Venkatraman.
Copies of this “must-have” book will be
on sale at the Annual Meeting for $20
each and will be available online via
OnDemand after the meeting.
The NCS Podcast Series got up and
running this summer, thanks to the
work of Josh Levine, Jim Siegler, and the
members of the Podcast Subcommittee.
The vision for these podcasts is to
highlight articles of interest in the
Neurocritical Care journal. For the first
12-minute interview, Ramani Balu interviewed Andrea Morotti to
discuss the paper “Lymphopenia, Infectious Complications, and
Outcome in Spontaneous ICH.” Listeners will be pleased at the
professional-level production quality of the recording. Recurring
podcasts every few months will continue to be available not only
via OnDemand but also via subscription at major podcast sites,
including iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.
For those unfamiliar, the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care
Series (PONS) is an ongoing collection of 45–75 minute webinars
that cover various neuropharmacotherapy topics of interest to all
practitioners of neurocritical care. Under the leadership of Theresa
Human, Mehrnaz Pajoumand, and the PONS Subcommittee of
the Pharmacy Committee, all the PONS recordings housed on
OnDemand are now newly available to NCS members for free
(Continuing education credit remains available as well, for a fee).
In addition to 12 high-quality presentations available from 2016,
there are six presentations posted now for 2017 on important
topics such as shivering management during targeted temperature
management, neurostimulants, and anticoagulation reversal.
Updates to OnDemand
The informative monograph Targeted Temperature Management
(TTM) in Acute Neurologic Injury has been recently updated,
courtesy of Chad Miller and Michelle Hill. Its course for 1.0 hours
of Continuing Medical Education credit has been renewed for all
to take for free. The contents of this newest version have been
revised to correlate with the upcoming NCS TTM guidelines.
The free Brain Death Toolkit has also undergone an update over the
past few months, thanks to Dave Greer and Gisele Silva. Users
will find not only updated frequently asked questions documents
available, but also a new set of enlightening videos from the
Mayo Clinic that demonstrate some reflex movements that can be
observed during brain death examination. A new informational
webinar on brain death testing is also in the works and will be
added to the Toolkit in the coming months.
For those who missed the webinar Neurological Complications of
Zika Virus Infection, the free 45-minute lecture remains available
on OnDemand under the Neurocritical Care Education tab of
David Y. Hwang,