Our 28-bed ICU unit located in the Harry P. Ward Clinical Tower provides
care for a wide variety of medical, neurology, neuro-surgical and BMT
patients. The unit is equipped with state of the art technology and a highly
trained all RN staff. Comprehensive orientation and educational courses are
provided, based on individual need. The exposure to educational enhancements
combined with the opportunity to participate in research is unmatched!
Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU)H4
The STICU unit has a twenty four-bed capacity and cares for a variety of
patients. The specialty of this unit includes an expertise in caring for
patients experiencing trauma related injuries to include blunt or
penetrating trauma, bone and joint injuries, spinal trauma, traumatic brain
injuries, amongst many others. In addition, all surgical patients in need of
critical care such as liver transplants, coronary artery bypass graft
surgery, percutaneous coronary angioplasties, heart transplants, cardiac
catheterization, MI, CHF, valve replacement, thoracotomy, surgical lung, and
research patients are also cared for in this unit. Equipment in addition to
arterial and central lines, include the intra-aortic balloon pump,
continuous renal-replacement therapy (CRRT) and induced hypothermic are used
in addition to a vast amount of medications. The Basic Critical Care,
Dysrhythmia, trauma core certification, advanced cardiac life support, and
intra-aortic balloon pump courses are offered to further strengthen critical
care and/or cardiac knowledge.
Cardiac Cath Lab
This unit offers 24-hour coverage to in or out patients requiring
arteriograms, percutaneous coronary interventions, heart biopsies, electophyisiological
studies, pacemaker/defibrillator implantations and cardioversions.
Progressive Critical Care and Medical/Surgical(F4)
This 30 bed unit
provides multidisciplinary care with social worker and dietician
involvement. The unit is comprised of 15 Medical-Surgical beds and 15
Progressive Critical Care beds in which comprehensive care is provided to
patients undergoing operative procedures specifically thoracic, peripheral
vascular, urology, abdominal, colon and head and neck cancer surgeries.
Medical-Surgical patients can be monitored on
telemetry, if ordered. We manage a large variety of conditions, and
the entire Patient Care Team on the unit is very cohesive in providing high
quality patient care. Progressive Critical Care patients are monitored
at the bedside. We also monitor central lines and accommodate home
ventilators. ACLS and Dysrhythmia courses are required if no experience is
involved. The unit is team driven and strives in providing the highest
standards of quality care.
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Be the Best!
For more information contact: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Nursing Nurse Recruitment
4301 West Markham, #526
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone: (501) 686-5691
Fax: (501) 686-5698