Chapter 1: Encephalopathy and Delirium
Chapter 2: Cerebrovascular Emergency — Acute Stroke Management
Chapter 3: Cerebrovascular Emergency — Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
Chapter 4: Cerebrovascular Emergencies — Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Chapter 5: Transfusion Medicine and Anticoagulation
Chapter 6: Cerebral Edema & Elevated Intracranial Pressure
Chapter 7: Fevers and Infections in the Neuro ICU
Chapter 8: Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Adults
Chapter 9: Trauma
Chapter 10: Neuromuscular & Other Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter 11: Brain Tumor Post-Operative Management
Chapter 12: Brain Death in Adults
Chapter 13: Sodium Dysregulation
Chapter 14: Nutrition
Chapter 15: Sedation
Chapter 16: Pain Management in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Chapter 17: Advanced Hemodynamic & Neurological Monitoring in the NeuroICU
Chapter 18: Neuroimaging
Chapter 19: Respiratory Failure & Mechanical Ventilation
The quintessential reference for bedside medical management of neurocritical care patients
Medical management of patients in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) often spells the difference between life or death and return to normal function or a lifetime disability. As such, it is vital that patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical illnesses receive prompt diagnosis and rapid interventions in the NCCU.
The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care by renowned neurosurgeon Jack I. Jallo, neurointensive care physician Jacqueline S. Urtecho, and distinguished colleagues is a high-yield pocket resource ideal for the bedside care of patients with serious, life-altering diseases. Nineteen concise chapters encompass cerebrovascular, neuromuscular, oncologic, and traumatic conditions, as well as core clinical topics applicable to the care of neurocritical patients.
• Evidence-based management strategies created at Thomas Jefferson University's Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience presented in reader-friendly algorithms, pictures, and charts
• General chapters cover brain death, sodium dysregulation, nutrition, sedation, pain management, neuromonitoring, and ventilation strategies
• Disease-specific chapters featuring succinct, bulleted format include epidemiology, causes, diagnostic tests, treatment options, symptoms, common clinical presentation, risk factors, differential diagnoses, and more
This manual is an indispensable resource for neurocritical care residents and fellows, NCCU nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, general intensive care physicians, and neurointensivists.
This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.