Piedmont Atlanta Neuro ICU

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s neuro-intensive care unit (Neuro ICU) is a specialized and state-of-the-art unit dedicated to providing exceptional care to individuals with critical neurological conditions. It serves as an essential component of Piedmont’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. We understand that dealing with neurological challenges can be overwhelming, and we are here to support you every step of the way.


Key features and components of our Neuro ICU

  • Specialized Staffing
    We have a highly skilled and compassionate team of healthcare professionals, including neurointensivists, endovascular neurosurgeons, cranial neurosurgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, and rehabilitation specialists. Our team collaborates closely to ensure you receive the best possible care tailored to your unique needs.
  • Close Monitoring and Observation
    Patients in our neuro ICU require intensive and constant monitoring due to the critical nature of their conditions. Nursing staff conduct frequent assessments, monitor neurological signs, and closely observe responses to treatments and interventions.
  • Specialized Equipment
    Our neuro ICU is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring technology to continuously track vital signs, brain activity, intracranial pressure, and brain tissue oxygenation. Continuous monitoring helps in early detection of changes in a patient's condition and allows for timely intervention.  We are also equipped with a CT scanner in the unit and have access to MRI scanners here at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital to rapidly diagnose and treat our patients.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans
    Our goal is to work with you on your journey to recovery, helping you regain function and achieve the best possible outcomes. During your stay, you will have access to specialized treatments and therapies, including 24/7 neurosurgery, medications to control seizures or manage brain edema, management of life support devices, and rehabilitation strategies to optimize neurologic recovery.
  • Rehabilitation Services
    In our neuro ICU, early rehabilitation services are integrated into the care plan to help patients regain function and improve their quality of life after a neurological event or surgery. This could involve physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and consultations from physicians specializing in physical medicine & rehabilitation.
  • Family Support and Education
    Your comfort, well-being, and progress are our top priorities. We are dedicated to ensuring your stay in our Neuro ICU is as comfortable and beneficial as possible, and we look forward to being a part of your healing and recovery process. Our Neuro ICU provides support and education to the families of patients. This includes updates on the patient's condition, explanations of treatments and procedures, guidance on what to expect, and assistance in making informed decisions regarding the patient's care. There is a case manager assigned to every patient to help families navigate the logistics of selecting an optimal setting after discharge from the hospital. We also have a chaplain who is part of our multidisciplinary team.

In summary, our neuro ICU is a specialized unit dedicated to providing intensive and specialized care for patients with critical neurological conditions. The focus is on monitoring, treating, and supporting patients to optimize outcomes and improve their neurological function and overall well-being.

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