This book provides guidance for physicians confronted with acute neurological crises in the context of patient safety centred practice standards. It highlights how the implementation of patient safety standards in the neurointensive care unit leads to better clinical outcomes and emphasizes the importance of utilizing appropriate resources, ensuring evidence-based practice is followed. Cost effectiveness, continuous performance improvement and the creation of a non-punitive culture are also discussed.
Neurointensive Care: A Clinical Guide to Patient Safety is aimed at physicians around the world caring for critically ill neurological patients either in the emergency department or intensive care unit, and may also be valuable for nurses working in these settings. Neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, general intensivists, emergency physicians, and trainees dealing with neurological catastrophes will find this book of interest.
- Pocket-sized survival guide for caregivers in neurointensive care units
- Facilitates safe practice in emergency situations and critical care of critically ill neurologic patients in neurointensive care units
- Written by international experts in the field?
Patient Safety Standards in the Neuro-ICU.- Airway Safety in the Neurocritical Care Unit.- Mechanical Ventilation in the Neuro-ICU.- Nutrition in Neuro-ICU.- Monitoring in the Neurocritical Care Unit.- Intracranial Pressure Monitoring.- Postoperative Care in Neurooncology.- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.- Intracerebral Hemorrhage.- Patient Safety in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Cerebral Venous Thrombosis.- Bacterial Meningitis.- Brain Abscess.- Seizures and Status Epilepticus in the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Patient Safety in Guillain Barre Syndrome and Acute Neuromuscular Disorders.- Acute Spinal Disorders.- Care for Complications after Catastrophic Brain Injury.- Neuroimaging in the Neuro-ICU.- Brain Death.- Ethics in the Neuro-ICU.
Katja E. Wartenberg, MD PhD
Co-Director of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Research interests: subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, hypothermia, large hemispheric stroke
Academic activities: previous chair of the international committee and board member of the Neurocritical Care Society, current secretary of the German Society of Neurocritical Care
Khalid Shukri, MD FCCM
Senior Consultant Neuro-Critical Care
Dept Critical Care
Medinah National Hospital
Research Interests: sepsis, critical care management, neurocritical care development
Academic activities: President of Transcontinental Elite Alliance for Intensive care Excellence; member of the World Sepsis Day (WSD) Steering Committee; Guideline Committee Survival Sepsis
Tamer Abdelhak, MD
Director of Neurocritical Care at Departments Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Adult Neurology and Neurocritical Care
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Research Interests: traumatic brain injury
Academic activities: Vice President of the North America region for the International Pan-Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, chair of the advocacy committee of the Neurocritical Care Society