Neuro-Intensive Care – Practitioner Coverage

What type of practitioners can provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage for patients in neuro-intensive care beds?

The following providers can meet this requirement:
  • Physicians with training and experience in cerebrovascular and neurocritical care who have been granted neurocritical care privileges.
  • Fellows with training and experience in neurocritical and cerebrovascular care.
The following providers can meet this requirement if they have physicians with neurology and critical care experience available for clinical backup 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Senior residents with adequate previous training and experience in cerebrovascular and neurocritical care as determined by the residency program – we recommend review and approval by the director of the residency program and the director of the comprehensive stroke center APNs or PAs with training and experience in cerebrovascular and neurocritical care. Training in cerebrovascular and neurocritical care can be demonstrated through completion of a comprehensive educational program focusing on neurological emergencies. One example of this is Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) certification or equivalent training for providers covering neuro-intensive care beds.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Advanced DSC - Comprehensive Stroke
Chapter: Program Management DSPR

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