Who are neurocritical care providers?
Comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, researchers and scientists, the neurocritical care team serves patients with life-threatening brain and spinal cord emergencies and injuries, using training in areas like advanced brain and nervous system monitoring and pharmacotherapy, with one goal — to bring their collective knowledge to drive the best possible outcomes.
Our members treat a wide range of neurocritical conditions, including:
- stroke (ischemic stroke, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- traumatic brain injury and spine trauma
- post-cardiac arrest
- status epilepticus
- nerve and muscle diseases
- spinal cord disorders
- neurogenic respiratory failure
- neuro-inflammatory and infectious disorders
- brain tumors
NCS promotes and fosters research in neurocritical care through the Neurocritical Care Research Central (NCRC) and serves the professional needs of providers through practice guidelines, certification courses, NCS Annual Meeting--a global neuroscience education conference, online education and publications. NCS exists to ensure that members of the neurocritical care team are ready to handle those first critical hours of a neurological emergency.
More than 21 international partner organizations collaborate with NCS to provide high-quality and equitable care to patients and to educate clinicians on best practices in neuroscience.