Research Surveys


How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Neurocritical Care?

There exists discord within the critical care community regarding the training of neurointensivists to care for patients with a broad range of medical illnesses outside of neurologic pathology. This discord may have affected deployment of neurointensivists in assisting with the large population of patients with COVID19. Furthermore, it is unclear how the re-allocation of resources during the pandemic affected other critically ill patients including those in the neuro-ICU.

Target Audience: All US-based MDs
Duration: 30 minutes
Contact: Anna Karpenko
Survey closes: February 11, 2021


Survey on the Utilization of the Ketogenic Diet for Adults with Status Epilepticus

Ketogenic diet has long been recognized as a promising treatment for children with drug-resistant seizures since its introduction in 1921; however, we suspect that this remains an underutilized tool for adults. We aim to assess the utilization of ketogenic diet and to identify potential barriers for its implementation in adults with status epilepticus.

Target Audience
: All NCS members
Duration: 5 minutes
Contact: Carolina B Maciel
Survey closes: February 11, 2021


Hourly Neuroassessments in the Intensive Care Unit

Frequent serial neuroassessments (“neurochecks”) are recommended for guidelines-based management of acute brain injury, though the frequency and duration of those assessments is often left unquantified with the exception of ischemic stroke management status post tPA administration. Nevertheless, hourly neurochecks have become common practice following acute brain injury. This survey seeks to assess attitudes of healthcare providers who 1) order these assessments, and 2) perform these assessments.

Target Audience
Duration: 10 minutes
Contact: Jamie LaBuzetta
Survey closes: February 11, 2021


Provider experience with the use of ketamine for refractory status epilepticus

The neurocritical care unit sees a significant proportion of patients presenting with seizures that progress to either refractory or super-refractory status epilepticus, requiring the use of anesthetic infusions. Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that is being increasingly used for status epilepticus, however optimal usage protocols remain unknown. The purpose of this survey is to study provider perceptions, attitudes, and clinical practices regarding the use of ketamine for status epilepticus. Our survey will aim to understand the efficacy, dosage, administration, tolerability, contraindications, and optimal timing of administration of ketamine for this purpose.

Target Audience
: All NCS members
Duration: 15 minutes
Contact: Gabriela Tantillo
Survey closes: February 11, 2021




Name of Survey
Survey Opened
Contact Name

NCS' Assessment of the Advance Practice Provider (APP) Response to COVID-19
September 11, 2020
Lindsay Marchetti

COVID-19 and Telehealth in the Intensive Care Unit Setting
September 11, 2020
Sarah Nelson

Acute Stroke Management of Tandem Occlusions during Mechanical Thrombectomy (MT) Survey
August 23, 2020
Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez

Perceptions of Health Care Providers Worldwide Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic & Its Impact on Patient Care, Resources, and Clinical Education
April 28, 2020
Sarah Wahlster

Practice Changes for Acute Ischemic Stroke During COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Tamara Strohm

Moyamoya Disease Survey of International Perioperative Practices

March 13th, 2020

Carolina B Maciel

Hypotension in the ICU
January 16, 2020
Ward van der Ven

Career Satisfaction
October 7, 2019
Shyam Rao

Sedation Management in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survey
August 13, 2019
Victoria Mcredie

Drug Shortages
July 18, 2019
Emily Durr

Laboratory Values that Preclude Brain Death Diagnosis
July 9, 2019
David Lerner

Determination of the Inter Rater Reliability of the modified Fisher Scale
July 2, 2019
Christopher Melinosky

Pharmacogenomics of Calcium Channel Blocker Medication in Stroke and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
May 16, 2019
David Freeman



Pending approval from the Research Operations Sub-Committee, NCS Members are allowed the opportunity to post surveys for free-will participation from the NCS Membership. Surveys are reviewed by the Committee on a monthly basis. Following submission of the form you will receive a follow up email from NCS staff regarding whether your survey has been approved. 

If you would like to be considered to have your survey to be posted, please review the following requirements: 
     1. Complete the required Submission Form below.
     2. If accepted, complete a Feedback Survey after the survey has closed. 

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