Simulation in Acute Neurology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323551342

Simulation in Acute Neurology

1st Edition

Authors: Sara Hocker Eelco Wijdicks
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323551342
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2018
Page Count: 250

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Simulating Acute Neurology is a reference on the execution of a simulation-based educational program in the management of acute neurologic emergencies. Simulating Acute Neurology has practical value because it contains detailed descriptions of our simulation scenarios. The foundation of this book is our experience with neurosimulation―and it has been a very good one.


Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the principles of simulation in medicine and examines the many unique opportunities it provides as an educational tool.
  • Presents twelve acute neurologic emergencies and three complex neuroethic quandaries in detail – step by step, decision by decision, error by error.
  • Uses a consistent format for each scenario: explanation of the neuroemergency, a description of the scenario itself, and feedback topics such as errors and pitfalls.
  • Consolidates today’s available information in neurologic educational simulations into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Principles of Simulation

Chapter 2 Simulation of Acute Neurology

Chapter 3 Developing Scenarios


Chapter 4 Simulating Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 5 Simulating Acute Carotid Artery Occlusion

Chapter 6 Simulating Basilar Artery Occlusion

Chapter 7 Simulating Aneurysmal Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Chapter 8 Simulating Delayed Ischemic Neurologic Deficits

Chapter 9 Simulating Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis

Chapter 10 Simulating Coma of Unknown Cause

Chapter 11 Simulating Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure

Chapter 12 Simulating Status Epilepticus

Chapter 13 Simulating Encephalitis

Chapter 14 Simulating Acute Spinal Cord Compression

Chapter 15 Simulating Fulminant Bacterial Meningitis

Chapter 16 Simulating Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome

Chapter 17 Simulating Brain Death

Chapter 18 Simulating Problematic Family Conferences


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About the Author

Sara Hocker

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship; Consultant, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Eelco Wijdicks

Eelco Wijdicks

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks MD is Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology and attending in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic Rochester).He is the founding editor of the journal Neurocritical care, the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society. He has single authored 12 books on Neurocritical Care and edited or co-authored 7 additional books all currently in print. He has over 750 research papers, topic reviews and editorials to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair, Division of Critical Care Neurology; Consultant, Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota