Adult MedSurg Services

Facility Profile

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.


Site:  Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Unit Name:  Progressive Cardiac Care Unit (PCCU, Unit 53)
Placement Coordinator Name & Contact Info:  Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231, anwilson@lhs.org
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:  Step-down cardiac care (acute MI, stents, 2nd day post open hearts, cardioversions)
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:  24/7 
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:   12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900 
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  14
Average Daily Unit Census:  11
Average Length of Stay:   2 days
Number RNs Working Each Shift:  7-8
Mix:  70% RN / 30% Unit secretary, CNA, Cardiac monitor technician 
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:  3-4:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:  ACLS