Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

Rhode Island Hospital is the only hospital in the state to have a critical care service dedicated to the treatment of patients with neurological trauma.

Critical Diseases We Treat

The neuro-intensive care unit (Neuro-ICU) offers multidisciplinary care to a full range of critical diseases of the nervous system.

Some of these include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Acute hydrocephalus
  • Refractory epilepsy
  • Acute spinal cord injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Meningitis/encephalitis
  • Neuromuscular respiratory failure

Advanced monitoring and treatments available to patients in the Neuro-ICU include continuous hemodynamic monitoring and support, mechanical ventilation, induced body temperature regulation, continuous EEG monitoring, dialysis and a full range of neuroimaging.

Care in the unit is directed by board-certified neurointensivists and neurosurgeons, critical care physician assistants and nurse practitioners, a doctor of pharmacy and a large staff of critical care nurses, nutritionists and neurorehabilitation specialists.