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Acute Care Medicine

Acute Care Medicine provides a variety of services to patients, families/significant others and students. Our patient population ranges from adult sized adolescents to geriatric. Types of patients served: Internal medicine patients and associated sub-specialties including Renal, Gastrointestinal, Pulmonary, Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Endocrine and Gerontology.

The medical procedures performed on the unit include:

paracentesis,
thoracentesis,
central line insertion,
chest tube insertion and
bone marrow biopsy.
In addition to providing routine care based on established patient care standards, nurses on this unit assess and monitor patients before and after diagnostic testing, PEG/J placement, biopsies and angiography/catheter-ization. They also are responsible for performing CAPD and for caring for patients in negative pressure isolation.

Common diagnoses on the unit include, but are not limited to,

congestive heart failure,
hypertension,
pancreatitis,
COPD
asthma,
bronchitis,
UTI
acute and end-stage renal failure,
liver failure,
complications of HIV,
Diabetes,
cellulitis,
connective tissue disorders and
Tuberculosis.

 
 

 

 

 

 

News and events

October 5, 2012
Conference: Steppingstones to Excellence in Wound Care

October 10, 2012
Conference: 6th Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Conference for Acute and Critical Care Nurses

November 16, 2012
Conference: 13th Annual Heart Matters

 

 

 

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