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Admission Unit

The purpose of the Admission Unit is to decrease Emergency Department and Ambulatory Care holding time, and improve patient/nurse satisfaction. The staff of this eight-bed unit admits and cares for patients while waiting for their assigned floor bed to become available. The goal of this unit is to positively impact the length of stay for patients by starting treatment immediately. The Admission Unit is open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Admissions are accepted from the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care sites, Patient Access Services and directly from home or a nursing facility that meet the following criteria:

patients who are waiting for an inpatient bed
post-procedure patients that have not received conscious sedation
any service can admit to this unit with the exception of Psychiatry, Rehabilitation and Obstetrics
patients age 16 and older
patients with contact precautions are accommodated by the private rooms






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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center Nursing
1250 East Marshall Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0510 Updated: 12/21/2011