Pulmonary medicine is also sometimes called pulmonology which is the science concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs. This is a branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs.

ICU procedures performed by Tuscaloosa Lungs, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists

  • Intubation
  • Bronchoscopic intubation
  • Cryotherapy and APC for airway bleeding
  • Foreign body removal
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • ARNDT Airway Blocker placement
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Pleurx catheter
  • Ultrasound guided procedures
    • Arterial line
    • Central line
    • Thoracentesis
    • Dialysis catheters
  • Pleurodesis
  • Hemodynamic evaluation and fluid status assessment
    • Critical care echocardiography
    • Lung ultrasound
  • Code status discussions
    • Palliative or comfort care

Protocols developed by Tuscaloosa Lung, Critical Care & Sleep Specialists

  • Sedation
  • Ventilator
  • Weaning and extubation
  • Sepsis
  • Targeted temperature
  • Prone positioning
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Rescue sepsis (vitamin C, thiamine, hydrocortisone)
  • Intra-abdominal compartment syndrome