TriHealth Neuroscience Care

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)

The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) is a 20 bed unit staff by registered nurses who have received extensive education and training in caring for the critically ill neurologically impaired patients, including stroke.

The nursing team holds certifications in emergency neurological life support (ENLS) and stroke and critical care certification. In collaboration with our expert Neurocritical Care providers, Neurosurgeons, and our advanced practice clinicians, the nursing team provides comprehensive care to our patients that is patient-centric, diverse, and outcome driven.  

Dedicated Rooms

The Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU), located at TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital, is a dedicated intensive care unit that has been providing high quality neurologic care for over 40 years. 

The NSICU features 20 state of the art private rooms with some of the most advanced technology to assist in caring for patients. 

  • Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring
  • Brain Tissue Temperature Measurement
  • Brain Electrical Activity Measurement
  • Continuous EEG Monitoring
  • Continuous Noninvasive Cardiac Output Monitoring
  • Continuous Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Ventricular and Lumbar Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage

Designated Neuro Step Down Unit

The Neuro Step Down Unit features 32 newly renovated private rooms keeping patient safety and specialized care and comfort in mind. 

  • All beds are telemetry capable
  • Advanced Fall Prevention Technology
  • Protected Nursing Time. Twice a day, calls and interruptions are limited for 3 hours so the nursing team can concentrate on caring for their patients and families twice a day

Dedicated Teams

STroke And NeuroSciences Emergencies Team (STANSE team)

At TriHealth we committed to providing advanced, quality, and timely neurologic care to patients throughout the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area. To accomplish this goal, our stroke program utilizes video technology to perform emergency tele-stroke consultations to our TriHealth facilities. 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our neurocritical care providers, who specialize in vascular neurology, are ready to interact with patients, families, and medical providers using real time video connection, as well as review brain imaging and other data to make time sensitive decisions regarding acute stroke interventions such as intravenous thrombolysis and/or endovascular therapy. Our STANSE providers will help initiate timely transfers to Good Samaritan Hospital or other regional hospitals, if indicated, based on patient factors; alternatively, the STANSE Team provides a ongoing follow-up consultations as needed to coordinate care with the local providers if patients remain at their original site.

Larder NSICU

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

Our Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit consists of a dedicated team led by Dr. Christopher Zammit solely focused on neurologic disorders and stroke care from for patients and their families suffering acute neurologic conditions including but not limited to stroke, seizures, altered mental status changes, etc. Using a patient centered care model with daily multidisciplinary rounding, to provide individualized, comprehensive, outcome driven care. Our team consists of:

  • Dedicated 24/7 Neurointensivist coverage
  • Neurosurgical Team with 24/7 coverage and Advanced Practice Provider team to offer continuity of care
  • 24/7 Advanced Practice Providers trained in neurologic emergencies
  • Registered nurses who hold certifications in Emergency Neurological Life Support, stroke, and critical care as well as specialized ongoing education in caring for patients suffering from complex neurological disorders
  • Multidisciplinary team including but not limited to advance care technicians, pharmacists, therapists, and care management team that is specialized in stroke care.

One Step Closer to Home: Neuro Step Down Unit Team

The Neuro Step Down Unit team has a nursing team that is dedicated caring for neurologically impaired patients. This includes patients suffering from strokes, seizures, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and following neurosurgical procedures such as spinal fusions, laminectomies, and brain tumor resections. Our patients and family benefit from:

  • A nursing team with specialized neurologic training
  • 24/7 Neurointensivist and Advanced Practice Provider coverage as needed for acute neurologic changes
  • Seamless transition throughout the patient’s stay. The Neurocritical Care Team partners with the hospitalist team once the patient is transitioned out of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and continues to oversee their neurological care. This oversight allows for continuity of neurological care from admission to discharge.
  • Multidisciplinary team including but not limited to advance care technicians, pharmacists, therapists, and care management team that is specialized in stroke care.

Good Sam treated me immediately. They were so quick, and I’m thankful because I didn’t realize just how important time was in treating a stroke.

- Grateful Patient

TriHealth Neuroscience Institute

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