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Neurointensive Care Unit

Clinical Practice and Organization

  • Sarah E. Nelson
  • Paul A. Nyquist

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pathways for Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aaron M. Gusdon, Paul A. Nyquist, Sarah E. Nelson
      Pages 3-19
    3. Sarah E. Nelson, Eva Katharina Ritzl
      Pages 21-30
    4. Matthew F. Sharrock, Kathryn Rosenblatt
      Pages 31-47
    5. Jennifer Ahjin Kim, Saef Izzy
      Pages 49-56
    6. Vishank Arun Shah, Romergryko G. Geocadin
      Pages 57-72
    7. Salia Farrokh, Abdalla A. Ammar, Kent A. Owusu
      Pages 73-85
    8. Anna M. Cervantes-Arslanian, Melissa Mercado, David M. Greer
      Pages 87-105
  3. Cerebrovascular Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Steven K. Feske
      Pages 109-120
    3. Christopher M. Jackson, Justin M. Caplan, Judy Huang, Rafael J. Tamargo
      Pages 121-137
    4. Andrea Morotti, Joshua N. Goldstein
      Pages 139-148
    5. Xiaomeng Xu, Magdy Selim
      Pages 149-157
  4. Neurosurgical Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Sungho Lee, Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S. Robertson, Shankar Gopinath
      Pages 161-167
    3. Zachary Pennington, A. Karim Ahmed, Nicholas Theodore
      Pages 169-183
    4. Jeffrey S. Ehresman, Chetan Bettegowda
      Pages 185-193
    5. Ryan P. Lee, Kaisorn L. Chaichana, Judy Huang, Rafael J. Tamargo, Justin M. Caplan
      Pages 195-230
  5. Neurological Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231

About this book


This book offers valuable guidance to neurointensivists, other neurocritical care staff, and those desiring to develop a neurocritical care unit via a thorough discussion of neurological emergencies and neurocritical care unit organization.

This comprehensive volume begins with a review of acute neurological emergencies as managed clinically in the neurocritical care unit. Topics include acute cerebrovascular, neurological, and neurosurgical disorders. The unique aspect of this book is its description of the organization of the neurocritical care unit. We focus on how other services in the hospital interact with and assist neurocritical care operations, telemedicine/telestroke, and neurocritical care personnel and their roles. A review of expected outcomes of neurocritical care conditions is also included.

Neurointensivists, neurocritical care unit staff leadership, hospital administrators, and those interested in developing a neurocritical care unit will find Neurointensive Care Unit: Clinical Practice and Organization to be an invaluable guide.


Neurocritical Care Unit Acute Neurological Emergencies Acute Neurosurgical Emergencies Acute Neurological Emergencies Outside Access Triage Triage within Institution Nursing care

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah E. Nelson
    • 1
  • Paul A. Nyquist
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

About the editors

Sarah E. Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Paul A. Nyquist, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology-Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, and Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neurointensive Care Unit
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Practice and Organization
  • Editors Sarah E. Nelson
    Paul A. Nyquist
  • Series Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Clinical Neurol.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36547-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36550-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36548-6
  • Series ISSN 1559-0585
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4043
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 396
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Practice and Hospital Management
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“This book accomplishes a major feat in that it strives to deliver a high-quality neurocritical care textbook to a much larger audience than a traditional text would appeal to. ... it will appeal to intensivists and nonintensivists alike.” (Mark A. Burbridge, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 131 (5), November, 2020)