-Knowledge of medical /surgical procedures involved in orthopedic patient care.
-Remarkable ability to handle bone fracture and other musculos-skeletal problems.
-Skilled in assessing medical conditions of bone and muscle.
> A specialty area unit for post cardiac catheterization care,specialty knowlege and training includes arterial/venous sheath removal,post op pacemaker placement,cardioversion and stepdown unit for post op CABG patients typically (3-5days post op), respiratory failure patients and medical-surgical patients that need close monitoring.
> Specializes in treating medical and surgical patients whose needs are not serious enough for ICU but too complex for the regular hospital floor.
-Implementing total nursing care through the nursing process while communicating effectively with patients and family members.
>Assess and interpret information related to physical pain,blood pressure and cardiac rhythm.
>Monitor patient's vital signs and EKG changes and or abnormality.
>Other job responsibilties include floating to ICU (handles patient appropriate for PCU care,) and medical/surgical floors as needed.
Types of Patients in PCU:
>Stable cardiothoracic surgery patients post op (3-5 days).
>Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) patients with INSULIN drips.
>Afib with RVR.
>Post intervention cardiac cath patients (sheath)
>Low probability M.I. or stable M.I.
>Post OR surgical patients that need close monitoring,post OR carotid endarterectomy.
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