High Risk Obstetrical (A5)
A5 High Risk Obstetrical unit is located in the Central Building on the 5th floor. The unit consists of 12 private rooms, as well as a neonatal stabilization area used to stabilize acutely ill neonates with specially trained staff. As the state-wide referral center for high-risk obstetrical patients, the unit provides exceptional care to mothers from across the state who require closer monitoring and observation during their pregnancy and during their postpartum recovery period. The A5 High Risk Obstetrical unit focuses on providing patient and family centered care that is consistent with evidence based practices. Registered nurses received unit-specific training including NRP certification.
E6, Perinatal unit consists of 28 individual private rooms to provide couplet care to moms and babies. This unit also provides care for patients requiring short stay gynecologic (GYN) surgery, such as a hysterectomy. UAMS is a state-wide referral center for high-risk obstetrical patients. Our mother-baby unit provides mothers and babies with exceptional care.
Our nursing objectives focus on providing unsurpassed care that is rooted in evidence based practices and centered on patient and family care. Our new mothers and their care givers are guided and educated on parenting roles dedicated to fostering optimal mother-infant bonding and interaction, breastfeeding and following the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding provided by the World Health Organization, and safe sleep. UAMS is a Baby Friendly designated facility since February 2018.
Labor & Delivery (E5)
E5 Labor and Delivery unit is located in the Harry P. Ward Clinical Tower. The unit consists of 14 LDR rooms, four triage observational beds, two operating rooms suites, a three bed recovery room area and two state of the art Neonatal Stabilization rooms used to stabilize acutely ill neonates with specially trained staff from the Intensive Care Nursery. Labor and Delivery provides high-risk obstetrical care for patients all over the state. On average, this unit performs approximately 300-330 deliveries per month. The LDR rooms allow the expectant mother to labor, deliver, and recover in the birthing suites with family support. E5 Labor and Delivery supports patient and family centered care and as a result, the newborns, if stable, are allowed to stay with their mother’s after delivery to promote bonding.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) F5/H5
F5/H5 is a 64 bed NICU with single-room design providing care for early high-risk, low birth weight infants as well as acutely ill full term newborns. NICU is a Level IIIB Nursery and provides 24/7 physician and nursing care to serve the citizens of the State of Arkansas. High level developmental and technological care is combined with the specialized neonatal expertise of our health care team. The dedication of our NICU team allows us to provide patient- and family-centered care through Comfort, Hope and Healing to each infant and their family.
In each patient room, parent provisions include linen for a twin bed with a drawer space and a sleeper chair. Additional parent areas include showers, a washer/dryer, sibling areas, computer access, and a kitchen space. Parent (s) living out of central Arkansas can inquire daily about other possible sleep arrangements.
NICU also provides the opportunity for parents to participate in use of the Angel Eye ‘webcams.’ These cameras are placed over the baby’s incubator and allows for ‘real time’ viewing from any computer over a secure network. These cameras also help to promote bonding when the families are not able to visit the baby in the NICU.