The Mark Silverman Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), established in 1968, and was the first specialty unit at Piedmont Hospital. The CCU provides care for patients between the adolescent and geriatric developmental stages. Care is primarily focused on critically ill patients with the following disease processes:
- Post-myocardial infarction
- Advanced congestive heart failure
- Advanced hemodynamic monitoring
- Pre- cardiac transplantation (Status 1A)
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Requiring the assistance of intra-aortic balloon pumping and/or other ventricular assist devices
- Mechanical ventilation
- Complicated Post -Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
- Percutaneous valve replacement/repair (TAVR, Mitra-clip)
- Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
- Therapeutic Hypothermia
- Pulmonary artery hypertension patients who are managed with Swann-Ganz Catheters and IV prostacyclin therapy including Flolan and Remodulin
The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Graduate of a nursing program
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
New Graduates of a nursing program eligible
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse
BLS certification required.
Additional Required Certifications:
ACLS Certification - within 6 months from hire date
Coordinates and directs the delivery of nursing care for the Medical-Surgical unit at times when critical care has no patients in order to provide ready in-house access to staffing for critical care admissions
Provides direct clinical care for critically ill adult patients according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practices standards under the supervision of the critical care supervising physician
Asses patient for change in status and institute appropriate emergency interventions to stabilize patient
Implements treatment plan for acute illness in collaboration with designated primary supervising physician.
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