UAB Emergency Medicine provides compassionate and immediate care for the entire spectrum of critically ill or injured adults. Round-the-clock care and access to highly trained physicians, nurses, technologists, and other specialists make UAB the best choice for emergency care. For less critical emergencies, the UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department provides convenient and accessible care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries, backed by UAB specialists and technology.
UAB Hospital is the only hospital in the state of Alabama designated as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. It also is part of Alabama’s busiest and most comprehensive Stroke Center, providing advanced care for a large population of stroke patients. Other highlights include:
- We were the first emergency department in the area to provide therapeutic hypothermia therapy for patients successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest. Hypothermia therapy is the only proven intervention for preserving neurologic function after such survival.
- Our virtual Chest Pain Evaluation Unit evaluates patients experiencing chest pain to help ensure that they receive the most advanced, evidence-based care.
- The Emergency Medicine department is an active participant in a number of clinical research trials focusing on acute resuscitation and emergency care delivery.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
- Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
Do you have your mother’s dimples? Or your father’s hairline? What makes us, us? And how much of it actually sets us apart from every other living thing on Earth?
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code begins to unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome. Discover how your genome could be the key to maximizing your future quality of life as genomic science helps open the way to more personalized healthcare. See yourself in a new way: as an individual, as a member of a family, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code opens January 19 at McWane Science Center and was made possible in part by financial support secured by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The exhibit is sponsored by UAB Medicine, which is using its knowledge of the human genome to advance the field of precision medicine, an exciting approach to health care that combines the absolute latest in the prediction and prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease to deliver truly individualized patient care.