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Progressive Care Unit - Good Samaritan

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 Good Samaritan Medical Center
Unit Name: Progressive Care Unit (4 West)
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Adult cardiology: Post open heart/ interventional catheterization; pacemaker placement, CHF, cardioversion; telemetry
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  46
Average Daily Unit Census:  36
Average Length of Stay: 3-4 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Days - 13, Nights - 10
Skill Mix: RN/CNA; 1 LPN on days and nights each
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
1:1 or 2:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
Day shift 3-4:1; Night shift 4-5:1
Comments: ACLS, competencies for arterial sheath pull, cardioversion, temporary pacers, cardiac IV infusions, 12 lead & basic EKG interpretation