The outbreak occurred at an acute tertiary-care facility in Toronto with 472 beds, including a 16 single-bed medical-surgical ICU, a 6-bed cardiac care unit, and two 4-bed step-down units
Fifty patients admitted to the neurological and neurosurgical intensive care step-down unit
with the EVD system between July 2007 and September 2009 agreed to participate in the study.
Nevertheless, our study population still comprised the largest series of patients ever monitored in a step-down unit
following isolated tonsillectomy/UPPP.
From the ICU to the Step-down unit
, you have the ability to integrate ventilation with monitoring modules capable of measuring advanced parameters - a first in ventilation & exclusively from GE Healthcare.
HMC's access to the eICU program and its recent staffing additions have enabled it to expand its critical care services, including an expanded cardiac step-down unit
and an additional ICU.
AF was moved to the neuroscience step-down unit
(NSU) 2 days later.
was admitted to the step-down unit
and her condition improved enough to allow her to transfer to the medical unit.
The thrombus clears dramatically faster than with conventional catheter-delivered thrombolysis (CDT), which often takes 24-50 hours or more of continuous infusion conducted in an ICU or step-down unit
As planning for this expansion got under way in 1994, the five-year projections indicated a need for only 54 beds for acute psychiatric care, while the department's current planning calls for 72 such beds supported by a step-down unit
with an additional 120 beds.
As educational nurse coordinator (ENC), I am responsible for orientation and staff development for a 64-bed cardiac step-down unit
(CSU) with a staff of 187.
The centralized concept permits better monitoring of ICU cases, for example, that could be moved to a step-down unit
, allows prompts for timely discharge, transport, cleaning and all other capacity management functions.
Smith and her colleagues compared assessments of patients being treated in a cardiac intensive care or step-down unit
72 hours after a myocardial infarction.