Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Brain injuries and diseases of the nervous system can be disabling and life-threatening. However, careful, thorough monitoring and innovative treatment of these problems can help ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. Supporting the LSUHSC Neurosurgery Department is its unique Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU), which opened in April of 2006. The only such care facility in the area, this 10-bed unit offers the most advanced monitoring and treatment for patients with brain injuries and neurological diseases.
In the Neuro ICU, a multidisciplinary team of specially trained nurses, therapists, neurosurgeons and other professionals provides balanced, attentive care in a unique environment 24 hours a day.Dedicated Neuro ICU nurses have a with a strict one nurse to two patient ratio. The Neuro ICU has five Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurses (CNRN). Diverse, complicated cases include:
With responsive, personalized care, patients in the Neuro ICU can recuperate and regain the strength they need to move on to the next phase of their recovery.