UAB Medicine

Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

The Medical Intensive Care Unit provides care for patients with a variety of serious medical conditions in a technologically advanced environment.

Patient Population

  • Adult
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Oncology Disorders


Number of Beds

  • 25


Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2 is the standard
  • 1:1 for extreme situations


Rotation/Shifts

  • 12 hour shifts 7a-7p and 7p-7a
  • Weekend only option available


Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 89%
  • Patient Care Technician - 11%


Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 12 weeks for new graduates
  • Duration varies for experienced RNs

 

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