Pharmacists are encouraged to review these Neurocritical Care Society resources for managing the complex and fast changing best practices in pharmacology in the ICU.
The Neurocritical Care Society offers several educational resources, orientations, podcasts and courses specific to pharmacists to keep you on the cutting edge of neurocritical care for your patients.
Browse the NCS Learning Center
This comprehensive series of podcasts consists of interviews with authors of impactful articles from Neurocritical Care. The podcasts will be released around the time of the NCS Twitter Journal Club. Together, the NCS Twitter Journal Club and the NCS Podcast Series will provide the listener with an in-depth exploration of hot topics in neurocritical care.
Please see below for information regarding ongoing and completed projects spearheaded by members of the NCS Pharmacy Section:
Ketamine for refractory status epilepticus: a survey of perceptions and practices (intermountainhealthcare.org)
Retrospective, multicenter study of Factor Xa-inhibitor related intracranial hemorrhage management with andexanet alfa or prothrombin complex concentrates (FiX-ICH)
Comparison of nimodipine formulations and administration techniques via enteral feeding tubes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A multicenter retrospective cohort study - Mahmoud - 2023 - Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy - Wiley Online Library
Multicenter comparison of antiplatelet treatment strategies for urgent/emergent neuroendovascular stenting - Devin Holden, Casey C. May, Blake T. Robbins, Aaron M. Cook, , the Neurocritical Care Pharmacy Section Research Group:, the Neurocritical Care Pharmacy Section Research Group:, Sara Jung, Keaton S. Smetana, Christina Roels, Sara Schuman Harlan, Shaun Keegan, Gretchen Brophy, Sulaiman Al Mohaish, Melissa Sandler, Samantha Spetz, Kevin Wohlfarth, Jocelyn Owusu-Guha, Pamela Buschur, Elizabeth Hetrick, Keith Dombrowski, Jennifer Glover, Melissa Levesque, Spencer Dingman, Mohammed Hussain, 2023 (sagepub.com)
Multicenter Comparison of the Safety and Efficacy of Clopidogrel Versus Ticagrelor for Neuroendovascular Stents | Neurocritical Care (springer.com)
Factor Xa Inhibitor-Related Intracranial Hemorrhage | Circulation (ahajournals.org)
Inactivated Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Dosing Practices for Reversal of Warfarin-Related Intracranial Hemorrhage | Neurocritical Care (springer.com)
Lewin JJ, Cook AM, Gonzales C, Merola D, Neyens R, Peppard WJ, Brophy GM, Kurczewski L, Giarratano M, Makii J, Rowe AS, Tesoro EP, Castle A, Clark S, Ziai WC. “Current practices of intraventricular antibiotic therapy in the treatment of meningitis and ventriculitis: Results from a multicenter retrospective cohort study” Neurocritical Care 2019; 30(3): 609-616.
Practice Variations in the Management of Status Epilepticus
Treatment of Hyponatremia in Patients with Acute Neurological Injury
Seizure Prophylaxis in Neurocritical Care: A Review of Evidence-Based Support