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NCS Releases Version 4.0 of Emergency Neurological Life Support Training

By Currents Editor posted 11-20-2019 16:43


Updates to Emergency Neurological Life Support® (ENLS) training reflect the most up-to-date, best practice for treating patients with acute neurological disorders.

The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) recently announced the launch of Version 4.0 of its ENLS training.

ENLS is a comprehensive educational program created by NCS to help healthcare professionals manage patients during the critical first hours of a neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points and suggested communication to use during critical patient management of various emergency neurological conditions. This multi-disciplinary course is appropriate for all caregivers involved in the management of neurological emergencies including first responders, emergency department, physicians and nurses, the ICU clinical team, trainees, pharmacists and others. 

The latest version includes expanded sections for prehospital providers, nursing and pediatrics; clinical pearls summarizing key takeaways; starred references highlighting key papers; an updated pharmacotherapy manuscript with new medications; and updates that are consistent with published guidelines from NCS and other societies involved in emergency and critical care of these patients.

“ENLS Version 4.0 is a completely revamped offering where we have addressed the educational needs of the diverse group of neurocritical care providers in a very practical format with newly added algorithms, images and handoff communication tables,” said Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MSc, FNCS, co-chair of NCS’ ENLS Committee.

Originally created as a tutorial to teach what a skilled neurointensivist would advise to a treating physician or nurse when confronting a neurological emergency, more than 18,000 medical professionals worldwide are now certified in ENLS. More about ENLS can be found at


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