​ Adult Cardiac Surgical High Dependency Unit  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Adult Cardiac Surgical High Dependency Unit

Patient population

 Male/Female- Adults

Hours of operation

 11 / Operational 9 beds (Phase I)

Number of beds


Occupancy Rate

 24 hours/7days per week

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Patient Care Technician
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • Valve Surgery (Valvuloplasty, repair or replacement)
  • Aortic Aneurysms/Dissection
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Sternal Re-wire/Debridement
  • Maze Procedure
  • Pulmonary Embolectomy
  • Cardiac Surgery intervention for trauma or injury
  • Arrhythmias as Complications Post-operatively
  • Pleural and Pericardial Effusions
  • Chronic Airway Management.


  •  Chronic Airway Management (tracheostomy, Bi-pap/C-pap)
  • Invasive haemodynamic monitoring
  • Emergency transvenous pacing temporary cardiac pacing
  • Chest Tubes (insertion/removal/management)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Minimal low dose Inotropic Support
  • Direct Cardioversion
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • 24 hour bedside and telemetry monitoring
  • Care of PICC lines

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

02-Sep-2014 04:36 PM