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Nursing Care at UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Critical Care

Registered nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide comprehensive care for adult and geriatric patients who require critical care. Patient conditions include injuries and illness that require intensive monitoring, such as complications from surgery, accidents, infections and severe respiratory complications.

The Intensive Care Unit provides close, constant treatment by a team of specially trained health care professionals. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the critical care team. This team is responsible for making quick decisions to assist in providing intensive nursing care and early intervention.

Wound/Ostomy

Registered nurses in the Wound / Ostomy Care Unit at UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide care for adult patients requiring compression treatment, negative-pressure wound therapy, wound irrigation and debridement, therapeutic wound-care modalities, ostomy pre-op education, Stoma marking and post-op care. The wound/ostomy nurse will also be responsible for monitoring equipment and supplies in order to promote cost savings throughout the enterprise.

The Wound / Ostomy Care Unit delivers comprehensive care for patients with complicated, chronic and non-healing wounds. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the interdisciplinary team. This team is responsible for working with patients one-on-one to treat existing wounds while providing preventive patient education.

Acute Care

Registered Nurses in the Medical Surgical Unit on 5 Main at UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide care to adults with a variety of medical/surgical needs. Patient conditions include: diabetes, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, wound care and surgical cases (both pre- and post-operation).

The Medical /Surgical Unit provides customer service focused quality care. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the acute care team. This team is responsible for the care of adult patients before and after surgical procedures as well as patients who are being managed with medical complications.

Orthopaedic/General Surgery

Registered nurses in the Orthopedic/General Surgery Unit on 6 Main at Good Samaritan Hospital provide care for orthopaedic, plastic and general surgery patients. Patients in the Orthopedic/General Surgery Unit are generally stable post-operative patients recovering from elective surgery and do not require telemetry.

The Orthopedic/General Surgery Unit encourages family member visitation and involvement in the recovery process. Education of the patient as well as family members is an important part of the culture on 6 Main.

Telemetry

Registered nurses in the Telemetry unit on 4 Main/4 West at UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide intermediate care for medical/surgical patients and adults requiring continuous cardiac monitoring. Patient conditions include a wide range of medical conditions as well as recovery from surgical procedures which may or may not require telemetry monitoring.

RNs within this unit serve as an important component of the critical care team. This team is responsible for the bedside care of ill adults who require constant observation, timely interventions, and/or specialized monitoring. RNs may be required to work on other medical/surgical units or telemetry units as needed.

 

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