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Critical Care

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) E4

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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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