Ward 3 & 4  

 

 Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Ward 3 & 4 

Patient population

 Postpartum Patients and their Newborns

Antenatal patients for elective caesarian section

Hours of operation

 24 hours / 7 days per week

Number of beds

 34 + 2 VIP Beds

Occupancy Rate

 100%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Patient Educator

Unit Assistant (Ward Clerk/Interpreter)

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Post-vaginal, instrumental or caesarian section deliveries with or without pre-existing conditions.
  • Normal newborns
  • Elective Caesarian Section (antenatal)

Procedures

  •  Routine and Emergency Patient Care
  • Physical and post delivery obstetrical assessment
  • Physical assessment of the newborn
  • Fetal Heart auscultation with CTG, Doppler
  • Newborn care, e.g. feeding, cord, circumcision
  • Medication Administration
  • Diabetic Protocol and blood glucose testing
  • Pre and post operative care Caesarean Section
  • IV Therapy, blood and blood product administration
  • Assistance with breastfeeding and mother-craft skills
  • Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis
  • Falls Prevention Programme
  • Wound, Skin Care, Pressure Ulcer Prevention 
  • Pain Management
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Quadramed Electronic Medical Records 
  • Patient and Family Education

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 12:49 PM