Neurocritical Care Simulation

  • Sabine E. M. KreilingerEmail author
Part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation book series (CHS)


Simulation in neurocritical care provides an excellent platform for continued research to evaluate its potential benefit on patient outcome and safety as well as for medical education. Ensuring that providers have excellent technical and nontechnical skills combined with a fundamental knowledge base for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of neurological emergencies is crucial to implementing timely therapy, with the goal of decreasing the potential for secondary neurological injury, morbidity, mortality, and long-term disability. This chapter outlines the rationale for simulation in neurocritical care, the current supporting evidence, while acknowledging the existing limitations of simulation within the neurosciences field and how these potentially may be overcome. Possible simulation scenarios are presented that can be implemented to enhance the trainee’s education, as well as the education of other medical staff, and that may stimulate the development of quality improvement projects that advance knowledge in neurocritical care.


Simulation Scenarios Neurocritical care Neurological emergency Medical education Acute stroke Brain death Limitations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology (MC 515)University of Illinois Health and Sciences SystemChicagoUSA

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