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Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

The Texas Children's Hospital Pediatric Neuro-Intensive Care Unit is a physically independent space specially designed for children with critical neurological conditions. It is one of the very first pediatric units of its kind in the country incorporating the latest multimodal neuro-monitoring techniques into a collaborative multi-disciplinary team-based approach to the care of patients with critical neurological illness.


Our Goal

Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to children with critical neurological illness. We strive to lead the field of neurocritical care in patient care, education and research.


The Pediatric Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

The Pediatric Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital is a 12-bed state-of-the-art fully equipped intensive care unit with advanced neuromonitoring capabilities. The unit houses a critical care epilepsy monitoring unit with in-house EEG technologists reviewing studies in real-time 24/7 in association with subspecialty trained epileptologists.  The monitoring unit is specifically designed for critical care continuous EEG monitoring (CEEG) using hard-wired EEG equipment with video monitoring. There is a dedicated family area in each room so family members can remain close to their loved one and participate in family-centered patient care rounds. The operating rooms for neurosurgical patients are located one floor below the neuro-intensive care unit with an in-suite MRI scanner within the operating room for immediate intra-operative MRI scans.

Family-centered multi-disciplinary rounds occur daily in the pediatric neuro-intensive care unit including representatives from the critical care team, the neurocritical care consult team, the neurosurgery team, the bedside nursing team, and pharmacy promoting a collaborative approach to patient care.


Follow-up

The goal of our program is to provide the highest quality care at all facets of your child's illness so he or she can return to daily life outside of the hospital with the best possible outcome. This is achieved by integrating care from the community, through hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ultimately to home. We are establishing a neurocritical care follow-up program and clinic led by critical care neurologists and neuropsychologists.