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Patient Care Unit

Patient Rooms
The patient rooms are spacious and include a private bathroom with shower. Each room is furnished with a 40-inch TV DVD module, a sleeper sofa and a comfortable chair. Some of the patient rooms are equipped with ceiling-mounted lifts for transferring and repositioning patients. The state-of-the-art beds have built-in scales, fall monitoring equipment and patient-friendly controls. Supplies are stored in and near patient rooms. Charting stations are located within each room and in the corridor between every two rooms. The result is improved nurse response time and room observation.

 

Visitors
Visitors will be greeted at the main desk as they enter the Patient Care Unit. The primary waiting room is located on the south side of the floor. A second waiting room is located at the west end of the floor, adjacent to the ICU.

 

Patient/Nurse Communication
Communication is crucial to patient care. The “Nurse Call System” connects directly to the nurse’s wireless phone. The patient may push the call button for help or select from options such as water, pain or bathroom to communicate a precise need. The “Bed Fall Alarm” also communicates directly to the nurse’s wireless phone.

 

Pediatrics
Pediatrics is defined as patients 0-13 years of age. The most frequent diagnosis for pediatric patients is respiratory illness including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), pneumonia, diarrhea and fever.

 

Intensive Care Unit
The ICU consists of three beds and specializes in the care of critically ill adult and pediatric patients. The ICU is also responsible for the cardiac monitoring of patients admitted to Patient Care Unit telemetry. Patient admissions are primarily comprised of acute heart attack, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, chronic breathing disorders, shock and hypertensive crisis.

 

Medical
The most frequent types of medical care include respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke (CVA), coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes, cancer and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.

 

Surgical
The most frequent types of care include hysterectomy, bowel surgeries, hip fractures and total joint replacements.

 

Telemetry
Telemetry monitoring is a continuous electrocardiogram (EKG) reading that shows the rhythm of a patient’s  heart. The most frequent diagnosis includes fainting or near fainting, heart rhythm problems, permanent pacemaker insertion (post-operative care) and patients with critical lab values, such as digoxin toxicity and electrolyte imbalances and new onset atrial fibrillation.

 

Swingbed
Acute care patients may be placed in a “swingbed” when they no longer meet acute care criteria and are waiting placement in another facility or are completing short term therapy or rehabilitation prior to returning home. The most frequent users of a swingbed are those recovering from post orthopedic procedures or those requiring long term IV administration.

 

 

Contact Us

  • Patient Care Unit
    (701) 952-4817
    Intensive Care Unit
    (701) 952-4874