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
- 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.