The purpose of the Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) course is focused on improving care during the first hours of contact for patients with acute neurological emergencies. The 14 ENLS topics span the broad range of neurologic emergencies and cover aspects of general emergency medicine and critical care that need to be specifically tailored to the patient with acute nervous system illness or injury. Each module contains an initial algorithm, a checklist of important clinical points, a list of information needed for communication to improve transitions across care settings, clinical pearls, and more. ENLS is relevant for a wide array of care providers, from prehospital to specialist.transitions across care settings.
Changes in ENLS Version 4.0
- Updated diagnostic and management algorithms and checklists of “to-do” items in the first few hours
- Expanded sections for prehospital providers, nursing and pediatrics
- Revised pharmacotherapy manuscript with relevant medications as well as the addition of alternative medications to reflect global variability
- Updated/new figures and neuroimaging
- New management protocol and clinical pearls sections
- Detailed communication tables with sample scenarios to use when transitioning care from prehospital to emergency department (ED) and from ED to neurocritical care unit.
- Starred references in the bibliography section highlighting key papers along with a short description of their importance
- Attention to both internal consistency amongst manuscripts and external consistency with published guidelines from the Neurocritical Care Society as well as sister societies involved in emergency and critical care of these patients