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Cardiovascular / Medical Specialties (F8)

F8 is a 30 bed adult (age 18 and older) inpatient unit specializing in the care and treatment of patients belonging to the Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery teams, as well as Geriatric patients. Patients are routinely admitted to F8 for chest pain, post Cardiac Catheterization, post Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, and post femoropopliteal bypass surgery.  Patients are received from the Emergency Department, Outpatient clinics, transfers from outside facilities, and transfers from other units/departments at UAMS.

 

F8 embraces the mission and values of UAMS and the Clinical Programs Nursing Department philosophy of patient care delivery.

 

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Neurology/Neurosurgery (H8)

We provide comprehensive quality care on a 30 bed unit to adolescent, adult, and geriatric neurology and neurosurgical patients in a caring and therapeutic environment.  Neurosurgical services include, but are not limited to pre and post-op care for procedures, such as craniotomy, spinal decompression and brain stimulation and treatment of infections of the cranial and spinal areas.  Neurological services consist of care of stroke, seizure monitoring and other Neurological disorders. Two seizure monitor rooms provide 24-hour audio and video monitoring with portable equipment to accommodate more rooms for those patients requiring ongoing observation and supervision.  

Short Stay Unit (H6)

The Observation unit is comprised of 30 beds for patients meeting the 23 hour observation criteria.  A large majority of our patient population is adult surgical, post hysterectomy, breast biopsy and or mastectomies and penile implants.  In addition, frequently medical diagnosis such as chest pain, abdominal pain, and/or possible stroke.  Patients will either be discharge to home or be admitted to an inpatient status based on physician direction.  Orientation of staff includes observation criteria and documentation required to charge for observation status.

Surgical Specialties (F9)

This 30-bed unit provides care to adult and adolescent patients with surgical conditions. Orthopedic procedures include digit and limb re-implantation, joint replacement, re-constructive surgery, the latest in internal and external fixation of fractures and other traumatic injuries. In addition, nurses care for extensive Head and Neck (ENT) patients, for large wounds, including muscle flaps, as well as for general surgical, surgical oncology, and gyn oncology patients. The experienced primary nurse will care for patients with tracheostomies, free flaps, chest tubes, stomas, wound vacs and various drains, TPN or PEGs, as well as manage other complicated interventions. The needs of the surgical patient bring together the physician, nurse, social worker, rehabilitation specialists, ET nurse, respiratory therapist, psychiatric nurse, patient educator,  case manager and dietician for a multidisciplinary approach to care. 

 

 

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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
NurseRecruitment@uams.edu