The Adult Care Unit provides services for a unique population of patients with chronic diseases such as bronchiectasis and other severe respiratory diagnoses. The nurses work with the clinical care team to manage the care of patients.
The RNs’ specialty skills include:
- Use of advanced vascular access devices
- Care for pulmonary surgery patients
- Extensive dressing changes
- Management of patients with a variety of chest tubes.
Professional nurses partner with team members of multiple disciplines including MAs, CNAs, respiratory therapists, social workers, nurse practitioners, dietitians, rehab, fellows and attending physicians.