Transfers to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

OHSU Brain Institute has the only neuroscience critical care unit in Oregon with full-time (24/7) neurointerventional coverage. Our NICU also has full-time (24/7) capability for neuromonitoring.

For emergency transfers or consults: 503 494-7000

24 hour/7 day-a-week capability for advanced neuromonitoring including:
Long-term video-EEG

  • to discover where in the brain seizures begin
  • to distinguish epileptic seizures from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • to evaluate who is a candidate for surgery to treat epilepsy

Intracranial pressure monitoring

  • to measure pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid

Brain tissue oxygen

  • to measure brain oxygen levels and assess oxygen delivery and demand