American Heart Association Award recognizes UCLA's commitment to quality stroke care. UCLA has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Overview >
The UCLA Neurocritical Care Program is housed within the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology and provides comprehensive critical care to patients with critical neurologic illness.
Critical Care of The Future: Transforming Care For a Changing World, Jan 28-29, 2016, Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. View Brochure >
An example of a nonconvulsive seizure detected only by continuous EEG
The UCLA Neurocritical Care Program's mission is to provide the highest quality critical care to patients with life-threatening neurologic disease, today, while building the tools, through research and education, that will enable future generations to cure these devastating diseases, tomorrow.
Neuro ICU Family Guide (click for details): At UCLA, we understand the needs of family members during critical illness. We have designed an open visitation policy, frequent physician updates, and a transparent policy that empowers families during this difficult time.
Our 24 bed Neurocritical Care Unit is designed to care for very sick patients. We accept transfers from our neighbor hospitals, as well as remote sites. Our transfer call center is manned 24 hours/day and can connect your doctors with critical care doctors to discuss your family member's condition.
Unique Aspects of UCLA Neurocritical Care
Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia Service (CASH)
UCLA Neurocritical Care features a emergency response hypothermia consultation service for patients who have had Cardiac Arrest. We can provide hypothermia treatment at UCLA or provide consultation services to other facilities for patients with cardiac arrest. We feature advanced surface and vascular-based cooling catheters for rapid induction of hypothermia. Call 310-825-6301 for the on-call Neurointensivist for details.
Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program UCLA offers a UCNS Accredited 2 year fellowship in Neurocritical Care
Medical Director Paul M. Vespa, MD, FCCM, FAAN Professor Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology (310) 267-9448