Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
The CVICU provides a high level of care for the cardiac patient. The 11-bed unit utilizes state-of-the-art technology and specially trained staff to provide the most advanced care to those patients who are recovering from heart sugery and coronary procedures.
Staffing ratios are one nurse to every two patients; one nurse to one patient; and when the acquity level of the patient warrants, more than one nurse may be assigned to a patient. Our expert staff provides quality care to cardiac patients and their families.
Step Down Unit
The Step Down Unit is for the cardiac patient who has progressed to a recovery level that no longer requires being in an intensive care unit, but who still needs monitored care before being released from the hospital or moved to a lower level of care. The staffing ratio for the Step Down Unit is one nurse to every three patients.The 14-bed unit has cardiac monitors for all patients and is near the CVICU in the event the patient needs additional care.
The Telemetry Unit is for the cardiac patient who does not require intensive care or step down care, but who is not yet ready to transition home. The unit has specially trained nurses and telemetry technicians who continually monitor each patient's heart rhythm via electronic transmission from the patient's room.
Cardiac patients in all units are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who include:
- Board-certified Physicians and Surgeons
- Registered Nurses
- Intensivists (physicians who specialize in caring for critically ill patients)
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
- Respiratory Therapists
- Registered Dietitians
- Cardiology Technicians
- Social Workers and Case Managers
- Pharmacists (on the units)
- Patient Care Technicians