Neurologic ICU (NICU)

  • CCM fellows obtain preliminary training and certification in Emergency Neurologic Life Support and are integrated into the Neuro ICU (NICU), acting as the NICU fellow under the supervision of the neurologic critical care attendings. During this rotation, fellows will gain experience in managing a broad spectrum of neurocritical care conditions including acute strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, elevated intracranial pressure, status epilepticus, neuromuscular failure, and post-operative care of neurosurgical patients. During this rotation fellows gain experience in bedside tracheostomies with the NICU attendings, management of ventriculostomy and intracranial catastrophes. Residents in this ICU are from anesthesia, neurosurgery, and neurology, and unit-specific APPs assist the team with workflow. In this unit, the fellow performs all procedures including intubations. The fellow does not work nights as nights are covered by the attending.