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ONLINE COURSE: Essentials of Neurocritical Care (Essentials)

This online course does not include the live in-person workshop, which is currently unavailable.

The Essentials of Neurocritical Care (Essentials) course teaches the essential topics of neurocritical care through online course materials. This online only course includes 14 required core modules with recorded lectures and examinations. 

Participants who are certified in Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) will find this course to be an excellent next step in training, as it goes beyond the first few hours of a neurologic emergency to cover pathophysiology, diagnostic studies, treatment, and transition to discharge. 

  • Acute Ischemic Stroke 
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage 
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Seizures & Epilepsy
  • Acute Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Metabolic Encephalopathies & Delirium 
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Adults
  • Prognostic Assessment in Neurocritical Care
  • Clinical Evaluation of Coma and Brain Death 
  • Respiratory Support of the Neurocritically Ill
  • Multimodality Neuromonitoring 
  • Ethics/End of Life 

  • Anticoagulation Reversal 
  • Cardiovascular Monitoring and Complications
  • DVT Prophylaxis
  • Multi-Disciplinary Rounds/Documentation
  • Neuroinfectious Disease
  • Neurological Considerations in Pregnancy
  • Neuro-tumors and malignancies
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Organ Donor Management
  • Perioperative Neurosurgical Critical Care
  • Quality of Care Metrics in NCC
  • Sedation and Analgesia in NCC

Full Course (Online Material + Workshops)
NOTE: Due to Covid-19 the full course option is not currently available for purchase
  • Physician Price: $1,000
  • Non-Physician Price: $750
Online Modules Only
  • Members
    • Physician Price: $300
    • Non-Physician Price: $225
  • Non-Members
    • Physician Price: $350
    • Non-Physician Price: $280
In addition to the live and online course materials, full course participants will receive a one-year subscription to Neurocritical Care ON CALL, the only online, up-to-date comprehensive resource dedicated to the practice of neurocritical care. Those purchasing the online only modules will receive a 50% off code for ON CALL. Purchase instructions will come in your confirmation email.

20 hours of CME for the online portion 

Upon successful completion of the course exams and survey, a certificate will be generated. You will have the option to download the Essentials Certificate and CE Attestation for your records, and it will also continue to be available within your profile.

NCS provides certification information to the accredited provider on a monthly basis.

All content is the copyrighted material of the ©2019 Neurocritical Care Society.

CME Overview
Released: October 1, 2019
Expiration: October 1, 2022

Non-Endorsement Statement
The accredited provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process. The accredited provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

The accredited provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations.

All accredited provider employees, NCS planners and authors in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med, Gladwell CME and the Neurocritical Care Society. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.