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MedSurg - Salmon Creek


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 Salmon Creek Medical Center 
Unit Name: Medical Surgical Specialties 
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult medical, post-op patients, 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:  48
Average Daily Unit Census:  41
Average Length of Stay: 4.2 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days - 12, Nights - 10
Skill Mix: 75% RN, 25% CHT 
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
Team nursing with 4-5 patients per RN on days, 5-6 on nights
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
 Comments: Busy unit with complex patients, if the student is not highly motivated or prepared to care for patients, will not find unit suitable for rotation