Adult Cardiac High Dependency Unit   


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Adult Cardiac High Dependency Unit

Patient population

 Adult, Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 Hours / 7 days per week

Number of beds


Occupancy Rate


Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Low risk Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  • Severe Chronic Heart Failure with associated symptoms.
  • Stable Valvular Heart Disease.
  • Non life threatening diseases of the Aorta and Pericardium
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease with controlled physiological parameters
  • Cardiac rhythm abnormalities requiring close monitoring including trifasicular block and Brady arrhythmias.
  • Patients with mature artificial airway (tracheotomies) who no longer require excessive suctioning or mechanical ventilation.
  • High supplementary oxygen requirements with the need for non-invasive ventilation.
  • Stable cardiac patients with chronic renal failure requiring Haemodialysis.
  • Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention without femoral sheath
  • Patients on medication requiring continuous hemodynamic monitoring (ABP and CVP only)
  • Stable post myocardial infarction for 48hrs.
  • Stable patients with permanent pacemaker, Automated Implantable Defibrillators, Ablations and EPS.


  •  24-Hour bedside or Telemetry Monitoring
  • Invasive Haemodynamic monitoring, CVP and ABP
  • Permanent Pacemakers
  • Direct Current Cardioversion
  • Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Administration of Vasoactive Infusions
  • Pre and post care of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention without sheath
  • Electrocardiography
  • Non invasive ventilationTracheostomy Care

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

02-Sep-2014 04:23 PM