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The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626234949
Publication Date: December 2020

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.

Key Highlights

  • 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

1. Encephalopathy and Delirium
2. Cerebrovascular Emergency: Acute Stroke Management
3. Cerebrovascular Emergency: Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
4. Cerebrovascular Emergencies: Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
5. Transfusion Medicine and Anticoagulation
6. Cerebral Edema and Elevated Intracranial Pressure
7. Fevers and Infections in the Neuro-ICU
8. Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Adults
9. Trauma
10. Neuromuscular and Other Neurologic Emergencies
11. Brain Tumor Postoperative Management
12. Brain Death in Adults
13. Sodium Dysregulation
14. Nutrition
15. Sedation
16. Pain Management in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
17. Advanced Hemodynamic and Neurological Monitoring in the Neuro-ICU
18. Neuroimaging
19. Ventilation Strategies in Neuro-ICU

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