What to Do in the First Critical Hour of a Neurological Emergency
Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is a practical course designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care during the first critical hours of patients’ neurological emergencies through a multi-disciplinary approach. ENLS covers thirteen key topics such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke and intracranial hypertension and herniation. Each topic is presented with a multidisciplinary focus and organized using a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and communication tools. The program is developed and managed by Neurocritical Care Society, an independent non-profit organization, and will be delivered by an expert group of Neurointensivists from across Canada.
Participants will receive access before the course to an on-line library of ENLS materials with slides and podcast to supplement their learning and aid in consolidation of knowledge. All participants will also receive access to the online certification examination should they wish to become certified in ENLS by the Neurocritical Care Society following the course.
This course is ideal for any health care providers who are involved in the care of the acutely ill and critically ill patient who wishes to become more comfortable and competent in the management of neurological emergencies. It would be highly useful to physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses/nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other professionals who treat neurological emergencies.
- To improve the care of patients with neurological emergencies
- To provide protocols and flowcharts listing important steps in the management of a patient with a potential neurological emergency
- To standardize emergency neurological care
|07:30-08:00||30||Registration and Breakfast|
|08:00-08:15||Welcome and Introduction to ENLS|
|08:15-08:45||30||Stroke||Acute Ischemic Stroke||J. Gordon Boyd|
|08:45-09:15||30||Intracerebral Hemorrhage||Houman Khosravani|
|09:15-09:45||30||Subarachnoid Hemorrhage||J. Gordon Boyd|
|09:45-10:15||Hands-on small group learning sessions|
|10:45-11:15||30||Coma & Weakness||Approach to the Patient with Coma||Jeffrey Singh|
|11:15-11:45||30||Status Epilepticus||Houman Khosravani|
|11:45-12:15||30||Meningitis and Encephalitis||Victoria McCredie|
|12:15-12:45||Hands-on small group learning sessions|
|13:45-14:15||30||Trauma & Spinal Cord Injury||Intracranial Hypertension||Jeffrey Singh|
|14:15-14:45||30||Traumatic Brain Injury||Victoria McCredie|
|14:45-15:15||30||Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury||Martin Chapman|
|15:15-15:45||Hands-on small group learning sessions|
|16:15-16:45||30||Miscellaneous||Resuscitation following Cardiac Arrest||Victoria McCredie|
|16:45-17:15||30||Airway, Ventilation, and Sedation||Martin Chapman|