Outpatient Care Unit is an environment for patients who has a surgical or procedural intervention that require recovery up to two midnights.
Center of Health and Healing Building 2 will have procedural and surgical patients with recoveries and case start times late in the afternoon to stay into the evening or till the next day for observation before being discharged.
The patient is generally medically stable and requires medical and nursing interventions such as pain management, intravenous fluids, respiratory care, antibiotics, remote telemetry, pulse oximetry monitoring, and wound/drain management. Emphasis on discharge teaching for successfully transitioning patients back to their home environment is a focus of this unit.
The CHH Building 2 Outpatient Care Unit will accept patients at least 18 years of age in day patient status after a surgical or other procedure who have met phase 1 recovery criteria in a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) setting. The units primarily service the following surgical teams: General Surgery (Red/Gold/Blue/Green), ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Nephrology, Urology, Gynecology and Uro-Gynecology, and Vascular. Other patients may be accepted after Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath, Electrophysiology or GI procedures. Also considering the possible expansion to medical observation for oncology patients receiving treatment.
The hours of operation for CHH2 Outpatient Care Unit require a Monday morning opening and unit closure each Sunday by noon. Day shift RNs will be required to work a Sunday shift once a pay period that will be coupled with a shorter weekday shift during that same period to equal one twelve (12) hour shift to meet their FTE obligation.
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