Inpatient Medicine Nursing - 7U
10 Bed "Secure Unit"
A combined medical-surgical unit specifically designed and constructed to house correctional inmates who require inpatient hospitalization.
Treating the Following Conditions and Patient Poplulation:
Pneumonia, Asthma, Respiratory Distress COPD, Ventilator Dependent Patient and Bipap/Cipap Dependent Patients
Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiac Arrhythmias Chest Pain, Patients requiring telemetry monitoring and Patients undergoing cardiac procedures
Acute and Chronic renal failure, Polynephritis Urinary tract infections, Hemodialysis Patients and CAPD Patients
Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis and Cystic Fibrosis
GI Hemorrhage, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease, IBS and Diverticulitis
General Surgical Patients
Patient Care Model
Patient-Focused Care, Hourly Rounding with Patients, Patient Teaching Atmosphere and Discharge Collaboration with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
- HCT - Four weeks
- RNs - 6-10 weeks (RNs must have at least one year acute care experience to apply to 7U).
Resources Available on floor
- Internet Access
- Reference Materials
- Patient Teaching Materials
Opportunities to Provide Input
Policy review and input by the bedside nurse. Many different committees available to participate in.
Depending on your role, you will be able to utilize skills such as:
- Blood draws
- Telemetry monitoring
- Tracheotomy care
- Vented patients
- Complex dressing changes
- Computer documentation
- Scanning system for medications
- Physician/Nurse collaboration