Twyila Lay, MS, ACNP-BC

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurotrauma Program Coordinator
Brain and Spinal Injury Center

Job Description

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advance degreed nurse who works closely with all of the neurosurgery team members to manage the neurotrauma patient. The NP has specialized skills and training in managing the care of the patient while in the hospital.

Current Professional Interests and Activities

Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury, Neurocritical Care

Education and Training

  • University of California San Francisco

Professional Memberships and Appointments

AANS: Nursing Liaison Scientific Program Committee
AANS: Nursing Liaison Educational Practice Committee
ANNS/CNS Joint Section: Neurotrauma Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Liaison
American Association of Neurosurgical Nursing Annual Planning Committee

Publications older than 2002

Lay, T., Puntillo, K., Miaskowski, C., Wallhagen, M. Analgesics Prescribed and Administered to Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery Patients: Does Patient Age Make a Difference? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 11(4):17-24, 1996.

Lay, T., Puntillo, K. Analgesics and Elderly ICU Patients. American Journal of Critical Care 5:243, 1996.

Lay, Twyila. The Flourishing Problem of Elder Abuse in Our Society. AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing 5:507-515, 1994.

Twyila Lay, MS, ACNP-BC
Neurological Surgery
1001 Potrero Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 101 San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 206-3227
Fax: (415) 206-4373