Pharmacist Resources

Pharmacist Resources

Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS)

The Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritcial Care Series (PONS) is a curriculum based-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. 


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. 


Neurocritical Care ON CALL
Neurocritical Care ON CALL® is a subscription-based online resource comprised of content dedicated solely to the practice of neurocritical care. Currently featuring 20 topics, Neurocritical Care ON CALL is applicable to physicians, pharmacists, APPs, nurses, and trainees. The content is enriched by a variety of additional features including case studies, videos, monthly webinars, podcasts, and more. 


Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program

Program Applications due Friday, December 31, 2021. Apply here.

Applications are now open for the Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program, supported by the NCS Pharmacy Section.

The purpose of this program is to promote and increase the practice of neurocritical care pharmacy by sending qualified neurocritical care pharmacists to selected institutions that wish to expand or initiate neurocritical care pharmacy services. The invited clinical pharmacist is expected to interact with the pharmacy and neuro-ICU teams, provide lectures, attend rounds or perform other relevant activities that will help support this initiative. The visit will be a minimum of one business day and is not expected to be greater than two days. The ICP will receive financial support to offset the expenses of travel, lodging and food. Funding is meant to offset the expenses of the ICP and will not be provided to the applicant or their institution. Up to two proposals may be funded during each funding cycle, based on available funds. Successful participants are expected to share their experiences through an article in Currents and/or a brief presentation at the NCS annual meeting.

Who can apply?
Any current NCS member may apply for the program on behalf of their medical center or university. The inviting institution is responsible for securing any permission for the ICP to participate in any activity involving patient care.

How to apply?
NCS members of interested institutions should complete the program application no later than December 31, 2021.

For any specific questions, please contact

Submit Your ICP Program Application

"As a young academic program, it was our honor & privilege to participate in the Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) program and to host Dr. Brophy at UC Davis Health. Her visit fostered collaboration between Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, Pharmacy and Nursing and reinforced the importance of multidisciplinary Neurocritical Care in academic medicine. Dr. Brophy's Grand Rounds presentation on the Management of Status Epilepticus launched the UC Davis Neurology & Neurosurgery Joint Grand Rounds Series in 2018. Her visit was certainly memorable and impactful for each member of our team. Thank you, Dr. Brophy!"  - Lara Zimmerman, MD

Other Resources for Neurocritical Care Pharmacists

NCS Podcast Series

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. 


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