Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, announced on Thursday that it will unveil a state-of-the-art Neurocritical Care Unit on Monday, May 20.
According to RWJUH, the new unit features the most advanced technology designed specifically for the care of critically ill and injured neurology and neurosurgery patients. The unit will also feature one of the most advanced neuroimaging and multimodality monitoring systems in the nation.
The 15,000 square-foot unit will include: 15 high-tech patient rooms designed to meet the demand of the critically ill that are double in size from previous rooms; individual rooms equipped with moveable power columns, computers, lifts and dialysis connections; a dedicated freestanding CT-Scanner located centrally within the unit; a unit design that incorporates full glass throughout to provide unobstructed views and optimize continuous monitoring; dedicated spaces for family members designed to provide quiet and de-stressing environment.
Additionally, clinicians will have access to Moberg CNS neuromonitoring technology, the most advanced monitoring system of its kind designed specifically to address the needs of critically ill neuro patients. The Moberg CNS Monitor is a neuro-focused patient monitor that supports interoperability with multiple external devices. It supports clinicians by assisting in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of secondary neuronal injury; revealing changes in intracranial dynamics; supporting immediate intervention with integrated displays at the bedside or remotely; guiding decisions about intensity and duration of therapy; facilitating effective charting with simultaneous backwards review during acquisition; supporting nursing education with animated tutorials and supporting specific clinical needs with customized protocols and displays.
“As a Center of Excellence in Neuroscience, we are committed to pursuing the most advanced, specialized care for our patients,” said Dr. Kiwon Lee, chief of Neurology at RWJUH and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical Director of the RWJUH’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.
“As a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and advanced Neurosurgery program, our team addresses a broad range of complex conditions affecting the brain. This highly specialized unit gives us another essential resource to provide exceptional care to our patients and return them to active, healthy lifestyles,” Kiwon said.