The EVDs were inserted in the operating room, intensive care unit, or the procedure room on a neurological/neurosurgical ICU step-down unit
under sterile procedures.
In addition, highly qualified nursing teams in the Medical Center's intensive care cardiovascular unit and step-down unit
provide individualized care to patients during their hospital stay.
At other hospitals, patients are typically treated in an intensive care unit and then are transferred to a step-down unit
Patients who required continuous pulse oximetry monitoring had to be placed in the step-down unit
, even if they did not require an acute level of care.
Whether that means linking to a hospital's step-down unit
or to a physician's laptop computer, our goal is to put data in the hands of clinicians, so that they can make better-informed, more timely decisions.
Caregivers can monitor the patient at the bedside, or simply pick up the unit from its INFINITY DOCKING STATION(TM) and go to the ICU, OR, ER, or step-down unit
-- without changing monitors or cables each time the patient is moved.
Ambulatory care environments such as telemetry and cardiac step-down units
often use patient-worn monitors to conduct continuous monitoring during patient ambulation.
In an earlier study, researchers found lower fall rates were associated with increasing nursing hours and skill mix on medical and step-down units
(Dunton, Gajewski, Taunton, & Moore, 2004).
Classification changes would reduce the segregation population through intermediate sanctions in living units, early graduation from segregation for good behavior and retention in step-down units
The rapid turnover of patients from critical care to sub-acute areas continues to boost the demand for patient monitoring devices in cardiac step-down units
, other sub-acute care areas and home care.
If approved the hospital will have an 18-bed rehabilitation unit and two small step-down units
for patients who will shortly be discharged.
Worth does not take into account the fact that well-prepared nurses in emergency rooms, operating rooms, intensive care units, and step-down units
of hospitals can mitigate problems for physicians caring for patients.