This is the place from which patients are transported into the hospital. The room has a large video monitor and an audio monitor on the wall. The ventilator is on 24/7, so the unit is used to treat patients when they are stable, as well as when they are not. For patients with mild strokes, this unit will typically be able to provide a blood-pressure cuff as an immediate option. These cuff's are typically used as a last resort for patients who are not capable or unwilling to receive an immediate blood-pressure cuff from a regular doctor. If a patient is not stable, the cuff can be used to administer the drug that will stabilize the patient and allow them to receive care. Patients who have sustained a major stroke are usually transported to another unit within the stroke unit, called the Intensive Care Unit.
There, they receive a gresiofulvin of medical treatments such as dialysis, mechanical ventilation, and an infusion of a variety of blood-thinning drugs. The Intensive Care Unit has a relatively high number of emergency-room visits compared with the other units. The ICU is a very large space with an extremely low percentage of beds. The hallway is a large corridor with a number of doors. A significant amount of people in this unit may have to stand for long periods of time.
A significant amount of time is spent getting patients out of the Intensive care unit. Often, the patients are loaded into a car, driven to the emergency room, and transferred to the local emergency room. The patients are transported to the hospital's Emergency Department for treatment. Most patients with serious illness arrive at the hospital at an hour or less.