Critical Care at NYU Langone

Critical Care

Critical Care Services is comprised of highly specialized areas which includes the Critical Care Center and the Hemodialysis Unit.

The Critical Care Center consists of the Medical and Surgical ICUs, these are “closed” units and staffed with board certified critical care intensivists 24/7. Our Medical ICU nurses care for patients with multiple comorbidities including cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, orthopedic, oncological and obstetrical emergencies, sepsis and shock. Our Surgical ICU serves patients who have undergone complex cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic or ENT surgery, as well as those with general surgery complications. Our critical care team — intensivists, nurses (over 30% CCRN-certified), respiratory therapists and pharmacists — is part of the hospital’s code team. Other hallmarks of the Critical Care Center include an autonomous nursing practice, competent and compassionate patient care, and transdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork.

Our Hemodialysis nurses provide inpatient care to patients with renal failure based on evidence-based standards and recommendations from the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), the National Kidney Foundation/Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF/KDOQI,) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). A majority of Hemodialysis nurses have achieved certification in nephrology nursing (CNN).

NYU Langone Medical Center offers unique opportunities for professional growth, a rich clinical environment dedicated to research and discovery, and continued learning through our Nurse Residency and Advanced Professional Development programs. A formal Clinical Ladder Program also rewards excellence and seniority, and recognizes all levels of knowledge and expertise.

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