What is Neurocritical Care?
Neurocritical Care is a sub-specialty of critical care where providers are trained to care for patients with disease or injury to the brain and/or spinal cord and associated nerves.
Patients with neurologic disorders have special needs that require a careful, coordinated multi-system approach to care. Examples of conditions cared for in the NeuroICU include severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizure disorders, neuromuscular disease, and multi-system organ dysfunction.
The Neurocritical Care team is composed of different providers with specialized training all working together to provide comprehensive patient care.
Physicians with a background in neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine or anesthesia who complete specialized fellowship training in Neurocritical Care.
The Neurocritical Care team works very closely with multiple specialists:
Critical Care Nurses
Nurses that have specialized training to care for patients that are critically ill. Nurses in the NeuroICU are certified in critical care and also have specific training in the care of patients with neurologic conditions.
Additional Team MembersMultiple other members complete the Neurocritical Care team including: pharmacists specializing in critical care, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, critical care technicians, social workers and case managers.