Coronary Care Unit  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Coronary Care Unit 

Patient population

 Adult Male & Female Patients

Hours of operation

 24 Hours / 7 Days per Week

Number of beds

 19 Beds

Occupancy Rate


Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

 Moderate Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Acute Heart Failure without the need for Mechanical Ventilation.

Stable Post Cardiac Arrest for monitoring without need for Mechanical Ventilation.

Patients requiring Oxygen Therapy or BIPAP/CPAP.

Unstable Valvular Heart Diseases.

Severe disease of the Aorta and Pericardium.

Severe Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease.

Symptomatic cardiac rhythm abnormalities requiring continuous monitoring.

Newly placed tracheotomies without the need for mechanical ventilation.

Continuing need for Intra-Aortic Counter Pulsation in a relatively stable patient.

Stable adult cardiac patient who develops worsening renal failure requiring Haemodialysis.

Patients diagnosed with NSTEMI.

Patients requiring temporary and permanent pacemakers.

Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with femoral sheath.

Patients requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring including Pulmonary. Artery catheters, Arterial catheters and Central Venous Catheters.


  •  24 Hour Bedside & Telemetry Monitorin
  • 12-Lead ECG
  • Cardio-version (Elective and Emergency)
  • Venous, Arterial  and Swan Ganz Pressure Monitoring & Management
  • Pleural Aspiration (Assist)
  • Invasive Lines (Assist & Removal)
  • Chest Tube Insertion (Assist & Removal)
  • Chest Drain Management
  • Transcutaneous Pacing (Emergency)
  • Sheath removal
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention  

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 08:13 AM