UAB Medicine News
Take a Sneak Peek at Our New Cardiopulmonary Critical Care ICU
UAB Medicine is introducing a brand new patient care unit, the Cardiopulmonary Critical Care ICU (CPCC ICU). This unit allows us to better care for many types of patients, including those with advanced lung disease, pre- and post-operative cardiovascular surgery patients, lung transplant recipients, and patients who need extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.
This unit features 19 new private rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, along with a procedure suite. Our nurses were closely involved in the planning, design, and equipping of the unit and shared firsthand knowledge about how to best serve this patient population. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:1 or 1:2, depending on the acuity of the patient.
UAB Medicine cares for the sickest of the sick and is home to Alabama’s only adult ECMO program, so patients from other hospitals are frequently transferred to us for further care. We also operate the state’s only heart and lung transplant programs, so you’ll provide care for patients that isn’t available anywhere else in Alabama.
Interested in working on the CPCC ICU? We need nurses with at least one year of experience and who have the heart – and lungs – for working with this special patient population. Nurse Manager Martin Maloney, RN, a 20-plus-year veteran clinician, is well known for being a highly engaged manager, and he will mentor and train our new hires during an 11-week orientation.
Watch the video to learn more about the CPCC ICU from Maloney and a few of his new nurses, and see how truly remarkable this unit is. Apply today!