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Neurointensive Care

A Clinical Guide to Patient Safety

  • Katja E. Wartenberg
  • Khalid Shukri
  • Tamer Abdelhak
  • Pocket-sized survival guide for caregivers in neurointensive care units

  • Facilitates safe practice in emergency situations and critical care of critically ill neurologic patients in neurointensive care units

  • Written by international experts in the field?


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

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

About the editors

Katja E. Wartenberg, MD PhD

Co-Director of the Neurological Intensive Care Unit

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Halle (Saale)


Research interests: subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, hypothermia, large hemispheric stroke

Academic activities: previous chair of the international committee and board member of the Neurocritical Care Society, current secretary of the German Society of Neurocritical Care


Khalid Shukri, MD FCCM

Senior Consultant Neuro-Critical Care

Dept Critical Care

Medinah National Hospital

Medinah Munnawarah

Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: sepsis, critical care management, neurocritical care development

Academic activities: President of Transcontinental Elite Alliance for Intensive care Excellence; member of the World Sepsis Day (WSD) Steering Committee; Guideline Committee Survival Sepsis


Tamer Abdelhak, MD

Director of Neurocritical Care at Departments Neurology and Neurosurgery

Associate Professor of Adult Neurology and Neurocritical Care

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Springfield, Illinois


Research Interests: traumatic brain injury

Academic activities: Vice President of the North America region for the International Pan-Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, chair of the advocacy committee of the Neurocritical Care Society

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neurointensive Care
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide to Patient Safety
  • Editors Katja E. Wartenberg
    Khalid Shukri
    Tamer Abdelhak
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-17292-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17293-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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“The purpose is to provide an overview of the interaction between care for the brain and optimal care for other organs where multiorgan dysfunction may be present in ICU patients. … This is a remarkable contribution that balances the needs of critically injured organs outside the neurological system with the best brain care. … the authors provide superb, high-level guidance to trained critical care providers or senior ICU trainees.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)