Virtual Events. Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva gave a fantastic talk
on the neurocritical care management of Zika infection with his
experience from Brazil.
Preview of Coming Attractions
Spearheaded by Cindy Bautista and the members of the Nursing
Committee, the NCS Nursing Resources (N-Case) section of
OnDemand will soon feature two new self-paced case studies on
the care of the traumatic brain injury patient. One of the cases
will be geared toward new nurses, while the other will be geared
toward nurses who have already been in practice for a number of
years. These two new offerings will join the five N-Case products
already available, which include presentations on basic and
advanced neurological assessment, early mobilization in Neuro
ICUs, and a cranial nerves video tutorial.
The work for the much-anticipated Neurocritical Care Live website
is moving along very well, with a likely launch in early 2018. For
those who missed the initial announcement, Neurocritical Care
Live will be a subscription-based OnDemand website containing
continually updated neurocritical care knowledge on key topics —
an UpToDate®-type product geared toward specialists. The topics
initially covered by Neurocritical Care Live will be similar in scope
to the popular NCS textbook The Practice of Neurocritical Care
and will likely serve as the Society’s update to that product. Dave
Greer and the newly formed Editorial Board for Neurocritical Care
Live have been hard at work revising the site’s content, which has
been a collaboration among, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.
Also in the early planning stages for 2018 is a new textbook
entitled Legal and Ethical Issues in Neurocritical Care. The chapters
for this book will likely cover a whole host of topics relevant to
those who practice neurocritical care on the front line — including
billing, end-of-life issues, informed consent and research ethics,
and provider burnout. As the lead editors for this product, James
Szalados and Wade Smith are currently in the process of recruiting
chapter authors. More details on the project will be forthcoming
as they become available.
None of these projects would be possible without the dedication
of a huge number of NCS members of different disciplines. The
Educational Products Committee thanks everyone involved
in these projects — especially Becca Stickney (NCS Director
of Education) and Sara Memmen (NCS Education and
Communications Coordinator) — for making them all possible.