​Liver Step Down Unit  


Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Liver Step Down 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

  •  Orthotopic Liver Transplants (Pre/Post)
  • Living Related Liver Transplants (Recipient and Donor)
  • Donor Nephrectomy Post op care
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery (Whipples procedure post care)
  • Liver Resections
  • Hydatid Cyst Resections
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Primary Billary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Fulminate Hepatic Failure
  • Hemangioma Resections


  •  Trans Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Trans Jugular Porto Systemic Shunt (TIPS)
  • Liver Biopsies
  • Ethanol Injection
  • ERCP
  • Percutaneous Chaolangiogram/Angiogram
  • Ascetic and Pleural Taps
  • HIDA SCAN (Nuclear Medicine)
  • CT/Tri Phasic Scan
  • Percutaneous drains
  • Endoscopy (Pt’s post sedation)
  • Pre and Post Surgical Care

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

11-Dec-2020 10:56 PM