Neurocritical Care

What is Neurocritical Care? Neurocritical care is the specialized branch of medicine involved in the treatment of acute neurological conditions. Treatment teams for neurocritical care usually employ multidisciplinary expertise through the collaboration of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, critical care nurses, neuroscientists, and researchers. Neurologists can sub-specialize in neurocritical care through fellowship.

What conditions are treated in Neurocritical Care?

  • Ischemic, intracerebral, and subarachnoid strokes
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury and disorders
  • Post cardiac arrest
  • Status epilepticus
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Coma
  • Brain tumors
  • Meningitis and encephalitis
  • Guillan-Barre syndrome
  • Neurogenic respiratory failure
  • Delirium

Source: Neurocritical Care Society. (n.d.). About the Neurocritical Care Society. Retrieved May 30, 2022, from