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
Tuscaloosa Lung, Critical Care & Sleep
Medical Towers
University Blvd. East Suite #711
Tuscaloosa. Alabama 35401
Phone (205) 345-2255
Fax (205) 349-3833