Intensive Care Stepdown Unit (4 West)
The ICU Stepdown is a unit that cares for patients that have either been discharged from the critical care areas or need a higher level of care than a general medical/surgical floor. Patients on 4W generally require a high level of monitoring.
4 West takes care of a variety of patients, such as post-surgical, and trauma patients as well as medical patients with DKA, seizures, renal failure, and myocardial infarction. 4 West is also a designated Stroke Unit. 4W is also the only unit outside of the ICU areas than can care for patients with vasoactive and insulin drips.
- Adult-postsurgical, trauma, medical, cardiac, neurological
Number of Beds:
- 30 beds (6 private rooms, 12 semi-private)
- 30 beds are hard-wired telemetry monitored
- Remote telemetry monitoring can be provided by 4W for patients located on the general medical/surgical floors
- Central telemetry monitor with designated monitor tech
- Days 1:3-4
- Evenings 1:4-5
- Nights 1:4-5
- 12 hour (6:30 am -7 pm or 6:30 pm - 7am) every other and every third weekend
- Individualized preceptor-model tailored to experience and knowledge needs. Minimum 8 week orientation.
- Dedicated educator that works one on one to meet the new employee's needs, and monitor their progress.