Departmental Scope of Services
Medical/Surgical/Orthopedics is a 12-bed inpatient unit which also specializes in the care of orthopedic patients. Nurses, physicians and social workers collaborate with support services to provide an interdisciplinary approach to meet the care needs of the patient population across the continuum.
Our unit provides care to adult general medical and surgical patients, off-site telemetry and orthopedic patients (medical-surgical) of all ages.
Overview of Department Services
The registered nurse completes the initial assessment. We develop an interdisciplinary care plan with input and follow-up from the interdisciplinary care team, the patient and/or the significant other, when appropriate. Patient and significant other education is provided on an ongoing basis by members of the healthcare team and includes medication instruction, disease process, pain control treatment and discharge planning.
Patients are routinely reassessed for their response to care. Outcomes of care are evaluated on an ongoing basis by the health care team.
Assignments are made each shift reflecting the degree of supervision required by each staff member, the patient’s needs, the technology required to deliver care and the geography of the unit. The nurse includes the family in the care of the patient and supports and educates not only the patient, but the family as well.