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. 

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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 third 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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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. 

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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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Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program

The Pharmacy Leadership Section of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) has established guidelines and financial support for an Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program. In addition, the committee is responsible for its development, administration, implementation, and continued improvement of this program.

The ICP Program promotes and increases neurocritical care pharmacy practice. During a 1-2 day program, the invited clinical pharmacist is expected to interact with pharmacy practitioners, attend rounds and provide a guest lecture. Additional activities should be proposed by the inviting site. Any current NCS members may apply for the program on behalf of their medical center or university. They should not have received the award in the previous three years.  The inviting institution is responsible for securing any permission for the ICP faculty to participate in any activity involving patient care (e.g., HIPPA waivers, etc.).

Qualifications for the ICP Candidates include: 

  • Must have post graduate training in critical care or equivalent critical care experience
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in neuroICU
  • Must have leadership experience within NCS (FNCS members are preferred but not required)
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in a teaching/academic/community-based hospital
  • Must be board certified in pharmacotherapy or critical care pharmacotherapy
  • Must have at least 3 publications in neuroICU topics

Applications for the ICP will open Winter 2019.