Departmental Scope of Services

Telemetry is a 30-bed nursing unit that provides care to Medical/Surgical patients requiring telemetry monitoring. This unit specializes in treating cardiac diagnosis such as congestive heart failure, chest pain and stroke.

The unit also has off-site telemetry monitoring capability.

Patients Served

Our unity primarily serves patients with cardiac diagnoses including MI, AFib, pneumonia, heart failure and post-cardiac catheterization procedures such as stent placement and pacemaker insertion. The unit also serves as stroke overflow.

Our patient population consists of patients ages 17 to geriatrics. The average length of stay for patients is 2.5 days. In addition to inpatient care, the staff also monitors and cares for patients who have been placed in an observation or outpatient extended stay status.

Overview of Department Services

Our Telemetry team relies on one another to assist each other when in need. We take pride in our patient satisfaction scores and perform daily rounding with the nurse manager and pharmacist. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe environment for our patients.

Staffing Model

The Telemetry team depends on one another in order to strive for the best patient outcomes.

Our staff consist of the following positions:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Monitor Technicians
  • Nurse Manager
  • Registered Nurses with Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Unit Secretary

Our interdisciplinary staff includes:

  • Case managers
  • Dieticians
  • Pastoral caregiver
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech and occupational therapists

Our team performs bedside shift hand-off, as well as hourly rounding, which allows patients to be involved in their care.