By utilizing a review of case-based studies and providing concise management recommendations from leaders in the field, this book provides essential knowledge for those practicing in a dynamic specialty. In the rapidly developing field of Neurocritical Care, Advanced Practice Clinicians have become an integral component of the multi-disciplinary team. This essential volume provides a frame of reference for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and students on a wide range of common Neuro ICU diagnoses and management strategies.
Jessica White is a physician assistant in the Neuroscience ICU at Yale New Haven Hospital. She has served as part-time faculty at Yale University and Quinnipiac University physician assistant programs, teaching topics of neurology and neurocritical care. Her research interests include family satisfaction and the role of the physician assistant in the multi-disciplinary team. Her training was completed at Midwestern University with a Master of Medical Science from the Physician Assistant program. Dr. Sheth graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was recruited to Yale as the founding chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology and Chief of Clinical Research. His interests are in the advancement of therapies and care of patients with devastating acute neurological syndromes. He is a recognized clinical, a translational scientist, has directed multicenter studies testing potential therapies against brain swelling, stroke, and hemorrhage. He is the winner of the Robert Siekert Award from the American Heart Association, and his research has been funded by the NIH, American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association(AHA). He has written over 100 publications in critical care neurology and stroke. His collaborative work is dedicated to the improved understanding of neurological disease in the critically ill.
Role of APC's in the Neuro ICU.- Neuroanatomy.- Neuroradiology.- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.- Intracerebral Hemorrhage.- Acute Ischemic Stroke: NIHSS and tpa.- Intra-arterial intervention.- Malignant Ischemic Stroke and hemicraniectomy.- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy after Cardiac Arrest.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Spinal Cord Injury.-Cerebral Venous Thrombosis.-Neurological Infections.-Brain Tumors.-Intracranial Pressure Management.- Seizures and Status Epilepticus.- Multi-modality monitoring.- Neuromuscular Disease.- Common Complications in the Neuro ICU.- Ventilation and Airway Management.- Pharmacology in the Neuro ICU.- End of Life Care and Difficult Conversations.- Brain Death and Organ Donation.- Helpful Links and Resources.