Medicine (14C) is a 31 bed acute care unit that provides services to adult patient populations that include: cystic fibrosis; chronic cardiac conditions including heart failure, endocarditis, NSTEMI and atrial rhythm disturbances; liver and renal injury and/or failure; cellulitis; EtOH withdrawal; and delirium management.
Patients require acute medical and nursing intervention such as intravenous fluids, nutritional support, and pain management; respiratory care including tracheostomy and stable ventilator management; and education to optimize self-care.
14C admits behavioral/psychiatric patients with medical issues that may have suicidal ideation or other behavioral risks that necessitate a court hold. Creating a therapeutic environment for this population includes establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that facilitates gathering critical patient data and implementing the interdisciplinary plan of care.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists care providers in the care of patients at a medical facility by performing simple procedures and treatments and maintaining a safe, clean, efficiently stocked environment. Work is performed in various locations throughout a medical facility such as examination rooms, emergency rooms, patient rooms and wards, and treatment rooms. This is the first classification of a two level series. The CNA is differentiated from the second level by years of experience or CNA 2 licensure.