Trauma Recovery & Acute Care Unit - 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: TRACU (Trauma Recovery & Acute Care Unit) 
Placement coordinator and contact:
Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231, anwilson@lhs.org
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Trauma step-down; head, spinal cord & multiple complex orthopedic injuries; neurosurgical post-operative patients; respiratory complications
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
24/7
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:
Average Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
12
Skill Mix: Mostly RN, some LPN's & 1 CNA
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
3 or 4:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Basic telemetry skills, respiratory care & good neuro assessment skills
Comments: TRACU relies very heavily on teamwork. The complexity of the patients requires participation from all aspects of the TRACU team.