Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS)

Program Overview

Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) is a practical course designed to help healthcare professionals improve patient care during the first critical hours of patients’ neurological emergencies through a multi-disciplinary approach. ENLS covers forteen key topics such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke and intracranial hypertension and herniation. Each topic is presented with a multidisciplinary focus and organized using a consistent set of protocols, practical checklists, decision points, and communication tools.

The program is developed by Neurocritical Care Society, an independent non-profit organization, and will be delivered by an expert group of Neurointensivists from Singapore and overseas. It is organised and hosted by Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore in collaboration with The Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto.

Participants will receive access before the course to an on-line library of ENLS materials with slides and podcasts to supplement their learning and aid in consolidation of knowledge. All participants will also receive access to the online certification examination should they wish to become certified in ENLS by the Neurocritical Care Society following the course (optional).

Objectives

  • To improve the care of patients with neurological emergencies
  • To provide protocols and flowcharts listing important steps in the management of a patient with a potential neurological emergency
  • To standardize emergency neurological care

Topics to be covered

ENLS consists of 14 protocols. Each protocol was designed and written by neurointensivists and emergency medicine physicians.  These protocols are designed to provide the same advice an expert in neurocritical care would provide if you called the physician for a consult and asked, "What should I do in the first hour to best help this patient and hand them off to you?" The 14 ENLS protocols are:

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

Course Faculty

Dr Jensen NG Jiansheng
Consultant
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Jonathan TAN Jit Ern
Senior Consultant, Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr WONG Yu-Lin, Director, Neuro Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Senior Consultant 
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Victoria McCREDIE
Attending Physician
Medical-Surgical/Neuroscience ICU
Toronto Western Hospital, Canada
Clinical Associate, Department of Medicine
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM),
University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Alberto GOFFI
Attending Physician
Medical-Surgical/Neuroscience ICU
Toronto Western Hospital, Canada
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM),
University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Gene Yong SUNG
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director of Neuro Critical Care
LAC+USC Medical Center Inpatient Chief,
California, USA

Local Course Convenor

Dr Jensen NG Jiansheng
Consultant,
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Target Audience

This course is ideal for health care providers from Emergency Medicine, Medical and Neurological Intensive Care Units and Anaesthesiology who are involved in the care of the acutely ill and critically ill patient, and who wish to become more comfortable and competent in the management of neurological emergencies.

Course Outline

Day 1: Lectures @ Seminar Room 

Day 2 Morning : Hands-on stations at Simulation lab (SIMTAC) 

Day 2 Afternoon : Lectures and discussion @ Seminar Room  


Course Fees

$ 350 for non-specialists
$450 for specialists

Course Date

22-23 May 2018 (Tue & Wed)

Course Venue

Level 3 Seminar Room and Level 4 SIMTAC, Level 4 EDTC block TTSH

Registration and Enquiries

For course details, kindly contact Jensen_Ng@ttsh.com.sg 

For registration and payment enquiry, please email to Kelly_Cao@ttsh.com.sg 

How to make payment

1. Cheque Payable to "TTSH Community Fund" with your name and contact number on the reverse side.

Mail to: Kelly Cao
Level 4, Annex 1, South Wing
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
2. Cash Attn to: Kelly Cao
Level 4, Annex 1, South Wing
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Course Policy

Any cancellation must be notified to organizer in writing. 10% administrative levy will apply to any course fee refunds. A 50% partial refund will be issued if the enrolment is cancelled between 3 and 6 weeks prior to the scheduled course date. No refund will be given if a course enrolment is cancelled within 3 weeks of the scheduled course date.

Course is subject to a minimum participation before course commencement. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the course and fully refund the participants should unforeseen circumstances necessitate.