Emergency Care Center – Observation Unit  

 

 Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Emergency Care Center – Observation Unit 

Patient population

 Any age group; Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 10

Occupancy Rate

 65 - 80%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Patient Escort

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Length of patients requiring observation before decision for admission or discharge.
  • Treatments such as rehydration, observation for post head injury etc.
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Atypical Chest Pain
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Blood transfusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chest Head Injury
  • COPD
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dehydration
  • Flank pain / Pyelonephritis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Overdose
  • Scorpion Sting / Snake bite
  • Seizures
  • Simple Pneumothorax
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Stable Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Procedures

  •  Assist physician with Suturing,Casting, Rehydration
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Catherization
  • Medication Insertion
  • X-ray preps.
  • Operating Room Prep.
  •  Venopuncture / Blood Draw

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 09:51 AM