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Emergency Services - Salmon Creek

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.


Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Unit Name:

Emergency Services (ED)



Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

Emergency services for all ages, all types of illnesses and injuries

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:


Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

12 hour shifts

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:


Average Daily Unit Census:

135 patients per day

Average Length of Stay:

Variable; 2 hours for admitted patients

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

Minimum 5 , maximum 12

Skill Mix: 

RNs, LPNs, ED Technicians, unit secretary

Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

Usually 3 pts per RN depending on area working and acuity of patients

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

ACLS, PALS, ENPC, TNCC certifications; critical care skillsl/experience