Eisenhower's Telemetry Departments serve a diverse patient population of cardiac and orthopedic surgery patients, CHF, AFIB, and post-surgical patients who require cardiac monitoring. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:4 with Nurse Assistants and Monitor Technician support on both shifts. All nurses are ACLS trained. Orientation is extensive and ongoing educational opportunities are provided.
The Vascular Department is a progressive 31-bed telemetry/vascular intermediate unit with patients that are post-cardiac cath, carotid, endarterectomy, fem-pop bypass, aortic aneurysm repairs and patients on nitroglycerin, amiodarone, and 2B3A inhibitor drugs. Nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:3 on all shifts and all nurses are ACLS, basic arrhythmia and vascular-trained to pull sheaths. This team-oriented unit is energized by the fast-paced environment and for those who enjoy learning new technology. Self-scheduling supports your lifestyle on all of the telemetry units.
The Special Care Departments are adjacent inpatient telemetry units where care is given to patients with pre- and post-open heart surgeries. Also treated are those with preand post-invasive/non-invasive diagnostic cardiac work ups, unstable cardiac rhythms or status, and unstable lab values requiring telemetry monitoring. Both units work closely with the Emergency Department, Critical Care units (ICU/CCU/CSU), and also with Case Management in providing the appropriate post discharge plan.