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B4 Inpatient Neurovascular Unit (NVU)

  • The Neurovascular Unit (NVU) is an integrated unit consisting of Level I and Level II critical care and stroke beds.
  • The NVU is a specialized unit that cares for patients who have had a neurovascular event, such as stroke.
  • Patients on this unit may have received a hyperacute intervention such as endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) or thrombolysis.

Admitted stroke patients follow a stroke care pathway to ensure access to best practices in stroke care, including:

  • Rapid investigation and diagnosis
  • Post hyperacute intervention care
  • Treatment for stroke prevention
  • Assessment for rehabilitation
  • Coordination of appropriate stroke services follow-up (e.g. stroke rehabilitation, stroke prevention clinics, community stroke services).

Stroke patients generally stay in the hospital for approximately five to seven days. During their stay, the interprofessional stroke team works collaboratively to provide patient and family-centred and evidence-based stroke care.

Team members include:

  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Code stroke nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Internists
  • Intensivists
  • Nutrition technicians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Patient administrative associate (PAA)
  • Patient services partner
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Postgraduate medical physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Social worker
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Spiritual care providers
  • Stroke neurologists


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