This 25 bed unit provides comprehensive 24-hour nursing care for stable adult patients.
The 25 cardiology beds on A4 Unit provide care for a condition which is usually cardiac in origin. The most common conditions are:
Post acute coronary syndrome
Heart failure (pulmonary and congestive)
Cardiomyopathy for medical management and cardiac transplant workup
Continuous nursing assessments of patients' physical needs and corresponding therapeutic interventions.
Therapeutic modalities for coronary interventions and medical investigations (i.e. cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, temporary external pacing, temporary and permanent invasive pacing, chest tube management, laboratory investigations)
Oxygen therapy and pulse oximetry
Patient and family education.
Management of artificial airways – trachestomy care
Psychosocial and emotional support.
Infection control and safety management.
Preparation for Multiple medical procedures required during hospitalization (Radiology, Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Dental, Ultrasound etc)
End of life care (DNR)
Hours of Operation:
24 hours per day, 7 days a week
Number of Beds: 25 Bed Ward; 25 cardiology beds
Nurse Patient Ratio: 1:3 or 1:4 day shift
1:4 or 1:3 night shift(Dependant/High acuity patients)
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and
Current nursing license in USA, Canada, or UK, and
A minimum of six years experience as a Registered Nurse, including a minimum of two years of current experience as a Nurse Manager/Head Nurse in specialty area at a large acute-care teaching hospital in North America.