MICU Education

University of Pittsburgh


Though most neurological patients are admitted in Neuro ICU, MICU gets it’s fair share of patients with common neurological problems. Due to electrolyte disturbances and complicated drug regimens, seizures are a common occurrence in the ICU. Also, occasionally we have patients with strokes and intracranial hemorrhages.


 An excellent powerpoint presentation is: 

  neuro stroke seizures    

Additional Reading

For additional reading on these topics, refer to the following review articles:

What should you be able to answer after reviewing seizures?



  1. Ziai WC, Kaplan PW. Seizures and status epilepticus in the intensive care unit. Semin Neurol. 2008 Nov;28(5):668-81. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1105978

  2. Prabhakaran S, Ruff I, Bernstein RA. Acute stroke intervention: A systematic review. JAMA 2015;313:1451-62.