Continuing Education

Certification Courses


Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)

The Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) ® course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. Now in its fourth version, ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. 

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The Essentials of Neurocritical Care (ENCC) course is designed to teach the essential topics of neurocritical care through a combination of online course material, in-person case discussions and hands-on workshops. Prior to the live session, participants will be given access to the online course, which includes 15 required core modules with recorded lectures and examinations. Training will culminate at the live session with an intensive two days of case discussions and hands-on workshops that will teach specific neurocritical care techniques. This course is now available with an online-only option.


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The American Academy of Neurology has endorsed this course

The Brain Death Determination Course aims to standardize the process of brain death diagnosis. This certification course will help those clinicians who are allowed by their local laws to perform brain death determination to learn and demonstrate their level of understanding and expertise.

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This section of NCS OnDemand contains educational content designed specifically for Advanced Practice Providers working in the field of neurocritical care. Offerings include an intensive orientation course that covers a wide variety of foundational and disease specific content, and a 4-part neuroanatomy webinar series.


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The Pharmacology Orientation Course is a resource designed specifically for pharmacists, physicians, trainees, and other healthcare professionals seeking specialized knowledge as it relates to pharmacological treatment strategies. The course, comprised of 26 modules, includes review material on neurology foundations, neurocritical care skills, pathology and disease specific content, including topics on infectious disease, pain, agitation & delirium, and neuropharmacology, and recommended procedures in the neurocritical care environment, including immunosuppressive therapies, supportive care, medication safety, and ethics and prognostic assessment.

N-Case
N-Case is a section of NCS OnDemand dedicated to resources specifically designed for the neurocritical care nurse. Content includes self-guided case studies, basic and advanced neurologic exams, medication dosing cards and more.  

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Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS)

The Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritcial Care Series (PONS) is a curriculum based e-learning series comprised of various neuropharmacotherapy topics presented by experts in the field of neurocritical care. The target audience includes individuals practicing in all medical disciplines, particularly those who are interested in furthering their neuropharmacotherapy knowledge. This series can be used to update or refresh primary providers on the topic or be utilized to facilitate topic discussions among trainees. 

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TTM in Acute Neurologic Injury

This course is targeted to the multidisciplinary team treating and caring for patients undergoing The Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) for acute neurological illnesses in the critical care setting, specifically post cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, hepatic encephalopathy and fever control. It provides detailed practical approaches on the delivery of TTM: induction, maintenance, rewarming and maintenance of normothermia in different settings and acute neurological illnesses. Complications and anticipated side effects of cooling are discussed to maximize the benefit of cooling for approved indications.

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NCS Podcast SeriesThis 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. The NCS Podcast Series now offers free continuing education credits.