Indiana University Health LifeLine is prepared to treat neuroscience patients in need of advanced, critical care involving the brain or spinal cord. These conditions could include traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, or a wide range of neurological disorders, such as an epileptic seizure, stroke or neuromuscular disorder. Because of the serious complications associated with these injuries and disorders, patients must be transported to a hospital with a neuro-critical care unit. By calling IU Health LifeLine, you are gaining access to the only neuroscience program in the state to be nationally ranked in the U.S.News & World Report’s Best Hospitals every year since 2008. We have the necessary access to the nation’s largest adult neuro-critical care unit located at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital.
Neuro-critical care units provide the most advanced monitoring and treatment of complicated brain and spinal cord injuries and neurological diseases. Neuro-critical care units provide 24/7, real-time continuous neuromonitoring and are staffed with experienced neurologists and highly trained nurses. IU Health is home to Indiana’s only Level IV Specialized Epilepsy Center and four hospitals certified as Primary Stoke Centers.
Prompt, specialized management of brain and spinal injuries decreases the risk of death and improves functional recovery. Patients with traumatic brain injuries have better outcomes with early clot evacuation and management of intracranial hypertension. The quicker the patient is able to receive critical neurological care, the better chance the patient has of recovering.
We clinicians provide comprehensive neurological care backed by access to the latest in medical research and treatment options. We require the following certifications:
Adult transfer team
Certified Critical Care Flight Nurses (CFRN)
Certified Flight Paramedics (FPC)