Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) for Nurses

Date – 21st March 2021
Online Platform

ENLS Course
The Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient's neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management. ENLS consists of 14 protocols. Each protocol was designed and written by neurointensivists and emergency medicine physicians.

Target Audience
ENLS is designed for all health care providers who may encounter or provide care for patients with neurological emergencies in the first hour of their emergency care, including paramedics, emergency department physicians, critical care physicians, neurosurgeons, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and resident/fellow trainees.

Curriculum
The Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course is designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care and outcomes during the critical first hours of a patient’s neurological emergency. ENLS demonstrates a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach and provides a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and suggested communication to use during patient management of the following 14 neurological emergencies

  • Approach to the Comatose Patient
  • Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation
  • Airway, Ventilation and Sedation
  • Resuscitation Following Cardiac Arrest
  • Acute Non-Traumatic Weakness
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Meningitis and Encephalitis
  • Pharmacotherapy

Course Format
The format of the ENLS Course is as follows:
Modules (14 total, one for each protocol). Each includes:

  • Learning Objectives and Protocol Summary: broad overview of the topic, with algorithm and checklists
  • Manuscript: research-based, published article of the topic
  • Lecture Slides
  • Lecture Video
  • Certification Quiz: multiple attempts allowed, as well as re-takes after passing.

Certification
Certificate will be available after the feedback form is submitted. Upon successful completion of the ENLS Course, individuals are ENLS-certified for two years. They retain unlimited access to the ENLS course materials for the duration of their enrolment (two years).