The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art, 24-bed unit, specializes in the care of patients recovering from complicated neurological and neurosurgical conditions as well as post-operative neurosurgical care. Our critical care specialists work closely with neurosurgeons, neurologists and other advanced care practitioners to provide the best intensive care for our patients.
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has been recognized as the top 10% in the country for Neurology & Neurosurgery and Stroke care by U.S. News & World Report.
Our unit design incorporates feedback from former patients and family members in order to ensure a healing and nurturing environment.
The unit features:
- Family accommodations that encourage family presence and participation in patient care
- Family lounge with showers, kitchenette, lockers, washer/dryer and other amenities for families and caregivers
- Conference rooms for private family discussions with the doctors with audiovisual and teleconference capabilities for showing patient education videos and sharing important medical information with family long distances away
- 360 degree “booms” that can move completely around the bed, enabling the nurses to efficiently care for patients
- Infection prevention strategies like copper-enhanced surfaces that eliminate bacteria and reduce hospital acquired infections
Stroke is the most common condition treated in the unit, whether caused by a blood clot to the brain or internal bleeding in the brain. Neurologists also treat seizures, epilepsy and neuromuscular conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and myasthenia gravis, among others.
Many patients are recovering from surgical procedures to remove benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) brain tumors or to provide treatment for brain aneurysms. Patients who have had complex spinal surgeries may also spend time recovering in the unit.