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Critical Care


  • Lung problems
  • Brain trauma
  • Blood infections
  • Drug-resistant infections
  • Organ failure
  • Heart problems
  • Serious injuries

Critical Care is for patients of any age with serious health issues who need intensive care and monitoring above the requirements of the general hospital. These types of patients may include those who have or are recovering from life-threatening illnesses, have had invasive surgery, or have experienced major trauma. 

Our specially trained team of physicians and advanced practice providers care for these patients in the ICU. This team is composed of experienced staff from many different departments/specialities. The team may include: nurses, physicians, care managers, and respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists.




Acute ischemic stroke
Intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage
Cerebral aneurysm
Cerebrovascular malformations
Traumatic brain injury
Acute spine injury
Seizures (prolonged or continuous)
Severe or deteriorating demyelinating illness
Spinal infection
Cerebral edema and brain compression
Infectious, autoimmune, or paraneuroplastic encephalitis
Spinal cord injury
Transverse myelitis
Guillian-Barré Syndrome
Neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia gravis)
Autonomic instability
Recent major neurosurgical procedures for carotid artery surgery, neuro-endovascular procedures or head and neck pathology

DPACC Neurocritical care specialists provide diagnosis, treatment and management of life-threatening injuries and diseases of the brain and spinal cord. Our board-certified neurointensivists work collectively with a comprehensive team that often includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care providers and respiratory therapists.


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