Progressive Care Unit - Meridian Park

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 Meridian Park Medical Center
Unit Name: Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
Placement coordinator:
Mary Lyn Feldt, 503-413-3857
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Complex medical & surgical patients requiring cardiac telemetry, including CVA, post MI, GI Bleed, Overdose, DKA
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
24/7
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
12 hour shifts; 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  16
Average Daily Unit Census:  12
Average Length of Stay: 4 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
5
Mix: RN, CHT, unit secretary 
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
3:1 daytime; 4:1 evening and night
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs:
ACLS, cardiac telemetry monitoring, IV skills