If you or someone you care about suffers from a complex, severe neurological illness or injury, our neurocritical care team has the experience, expertise and knowledge to help.

Our Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit provides specialized care for patients with life-threatening neurological disorders or complications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the first and only neurocritical care unit in Nebraska with board certified neurointensivists - doctors specially trained in neurologic disease and critical care medicine.

Neurological illness or injury can be life changing and may involve care from several specialists. Our team of neurocritical care experts coordinates care across specialties, providing you and your family with a treatment plan that achieves optimal outcomes.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Post-operative neurosurgical care
  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis exacerbation
  • Status epilepticus
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Cardiac arrest and prognostication
  • Toxic metabolic encephalopathy
  • Brain tumors
  • Coma
  • Brain aneurysm

What to expect

Admission to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit may be pre-planned for post-operative patients, or unexpected following a brain injury, stroke or other neurological illness. Our neurocritical care team will be there every step of the way to help you and your family navigate complex medical challenges and develop a personalized approach to care.

Our team of neurocritical care experts includes:

  • Neurointensivists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Fellow/resident trainees
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Neurorehabilitation specialists, such as physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Social workers and case managers
  • Nutritionists and dietitians
  • Palliative care team

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

Our partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences gives us access to breakthrough clinical trials and innovative treatments for patients with the most severe and complex neurologic disorders. Nebraska Medicine neurocritical care experts engage in a variety of research projects focusing on severe brain injury and neuromonitoring.

Our experts are committed to delivering world-class, compassionate neurological care to our patients. In addition to being the only neurocritical care unit in the state with specially trained neurointensivists, Nebraska Medical Center is the region's leading Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. This is the highest level of stroke certification available which means our neurocritical care team is equipped to handle the most complex stroke cases 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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