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Nursing Areas within Reid Heart Center
Intermediate Surgical Unit (ISU)
The nurses in the Intermediate Surgical Unit (ISU) provide care to patients before and after cardiac and thoracic surgery. The goal for this area is that patients will recover, and quality of life is improved. Nurses provide extensive cardiac education before and after surgery to prepare patients and families for lifestyle changes. While working in ISU, nurses develop broad and in-depth knowledge of the heart, lungs and vascular system. The ISU environment builds critical thinking skills. Many of the nurses in ISU move on to become critical care nurses. Nurses excelling in this area are offered to transfer to the CVT unit where they continue to grow and specialize in cardiac surgical nursing.
Cardiovascular Thoracic Unit (CVT)
Cardiovascular Thoracic Unit (CVT) is an intensive care unit for patients that have received coronary artery bypass grafts, thoracic and/or vascular surgery, and trauma due to MVA or other accidents requiring extensive surgery. Nurses must be organized and possess excellent critical-thinking and decision-making skills. Nurses develop strong assessment skills, and become experts in drip titration, monitoring patients on ventilators and post-extubation. The surgeons trust and depend on this group of nurses to keep patients safe and alert them of any change in condition. The nurse is responsible for moving the patient through progressive phases of recovery.
Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Nurses in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) work with critically ill patients and work closely with a multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal outcomes. While working in CCU, nurses build strong professional relationships with physicians. Excellent critical-thinking skills are required to work in this area. Nurses in CCU are career-minded and goal-oriented. Many will move on to become physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nursing educators or instructors.
Nurses on 2Reid specialize in caring for patients with moderate to severe medical issues such as sepsis, metabolic encephalopathy, diabetic ketoacidosis and other medical disorders. Nurses in this area initiate and titrate IV drips that require cardiac monitoring and nurse interventions. These nurses assist with bedside procedures such as chest tube insertion and specialize in the care of patients requiring endobronchial valve placements.
Cardiac Specialty Unit (CSU)
The Cardiac Specialty Unit (CSU) is an intermediate cardiac unit with a patient population that consists primarily of cardiac patients with some medical overflow. Nurses experience all aspects of nursing care and develop a broad, in-depth knowledge of the heart and vascular system. CSU provides registered nurses with an environment that fosters nursing growth and builds critical skills needed to excel in the field of cardiac nursing. Many nurses start their career in CSU and later move on to become Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators, or Nurse Managers.
2 Cardiovascular (2CV)
Nurses working on 2CV specialize in caring for all aspects of medical-surgical patients on telemetry. The nurses are trained to care for a diverse group of medical, vascular, stroke and cardiac patients while having the ability to develop a strong foundation of nursing skills. The diversity of patients provides a dynamic nursing environment that promotes professional growth and development.
Cardiac Catheterization/ EP Lab
The Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology (EP) labs have a group of highly skilled cardiovascular professionals who pride themselves on a culture of excellence. With a focus on teamwork, both the cardiac catheterization and EP labs provide exceptional patient care. Both labs work dynamically with the physicians to provide comprehensive care to our patients.
Outpatient Cath Area (OCA)
The Outpatient Cath Area (OCA) consists of 21 patient beds. In OCA nurses admit patients scheduled for Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Intervention, Electrophysiology Study, Internal Cardiac Defibrillator or pacemakers, and often provide post procedure care. OCA nurses perform bedside procedures such as Transesophageal Echocardiograms and Cardioversions. These nurses develop expert skills in cardiac monitoring, and pre and post cardiac care.