Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.
Neurocritical care, a relatively new and unique neurologic subspecialty, has grown exponentially over the past 2 decades and is attracting the attention of many young neurologists in training. At institutions where a dedicated neurology/neurosurgery intensive care unit (NNICU) is available, a rotation for neurology house officers, usually in their junior year, is part of the curriculum. For some, it is a daunting 4 weeks, given that neurocritical care bridges science and practice between different specialties that house officers have been casually exposed to thus far.
Decision Making in Neurocritical Care. Arch Neurol. 2010;67(4):513-514. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.27