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Surgical Specialties - Emanuel

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: Surgical Specialties, Unit 45
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult post-op patients, trauma, head & neck, general surgery, vascular, urology, ortho, neuro
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  36
Average Daily Unit Census:  32
Average Length of Stay: 3.4 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Skill Mix: 60% RN,  10% LPN and 30% CNA
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
RN/LPN team 7-8 patients; RN/CNA team 6-7 patients; RN individual assignment 4 patients
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:

Comments: Busy unit, if student is not highly motivated or prepared to care for patients, will not find unit suitable for rotation