Critical Care, Pulmonary - Overview
The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine provides the physician attending faculty for the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at UAB. This 25 bed ICU cares for patients with a variety of life threatening illnesses. Typically patients are admitted from the Emergency Department or transferred from other hospitals*.
The most common problems seen in the MICU at UAB are respiratory failure from such diseases a severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma or the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Blood stream infections (sepsis) and other organ failures (kidney, heart and liver) are also commonly diagnosed and treated in the MICU.
*Patient transfers may be initiated by the patient’s physician by calling 1-800 UAB MIST.