Neurointensive Care

A Clinical Guide to Patient Safety

  • Katja E. Wartenberg
  • Khalid Shukri
  • Tamer Abdelhak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Susan Yeager, Sarah Livesay
    Pages 1-18
  3. Venkatakrishna Rajajee
    Pages 19-42
  4. Sang-Beom Jeon, Younsuck Koh
    Pages 43-55
  5. Sandeep Kantor, Maher J. Albahrani, Sadanandan Prakash
    Pages 57-71
  6. Said Hachimi-Idrissi
    Pages 73-85
  7. Othman Solaiman, Faisal Al-Otaibi
    Pages 87-94
  8. Konstantin A. Popugaev, Andrew Yu Lubnin
    Pages 95-123
  9. Edgar Avalos Herrera, Corina Puppo
    Pages 125-143
  10. Moon Ku Han
    Pages 145-155
  11. Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Bernardo Liberato
    Pages 157-170
  12. Liping Liu, Ruijun Ji
    Pages 171-183
  13. Yasser B. Abulhasan, Pravin Amin$
    Pages 185-200
  14. Bijen Nazliel
    Pages 201-208
  15. Tamer Abdelhak, Guadalupe Castillo Abrego
    Pages 219-248
  16. Regunath Kandasamy, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan, Zamzuri Idris, Jafri Malin Abdullah
    Pages 257-277
  17. Vera Spatenkova, Nehad Nabeel Mohamed AL-Shirawi
    Pages 279-297
  18. Sharon Casilda Theophilus, Regunath Kandasamy, Khatijah Abu Bakar, Jafri Malin Abdullah
    Pages 299-312
  19. Michael A. Kuiper, Gea Drost, J. Gert van Dijk
    Pages 313-325
  20. Ludo J. Vanopdenbosch, Fred Rincon
    Pages 327-336
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 337-342

About this book


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.​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katja E. Wartenberg
    • 1
  • Khalid Shukri
    • 2
  • Tamer Abdelhak
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurological Intensive Care UnitMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany
  2. 2.Department of Critical CareMedinah National HospitalMedinah MunnawarahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of NeurologySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17292-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17293-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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