Progressive Cardiac Care Unit - Emanuel

Facility Profile

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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 of RNs Working Each Shift:  7-8 
Mix:  70% RN / 30% Unit secretary, CNA, Cardiac monitor technician  
Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment: 3-4:1 
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:  ACLS