Neurological Emergencies Division
The Neurological Emergencies Division exists to enhance patient care, education, and research in traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, and other acute neurological emergencies. Mount Sinai was one of the first hospitals in New York City to be designated by JCAHO as a stroke center, and patient care is enhanced by close relationships among the emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and radiology departments. A long tradition of stroke research exists within the emergency department. Prior research endeavors have included community education and outreach on acute stroke and a software-based stroke assessment and management tool for clinicians (Handistroke, available at www.ferne.org). Sinai faculty have served in leadership positions and conducted research with support from the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies (FERNE). Current projects include the development of clinical protocols for status epilepticus management and central nervous system hemorrhage and the development of a multi-center data registry on traumatic brain injury.