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Progressive Care Unit - 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: Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
Placement coordinator:
Mary Lyn Feldt, 503-413-3857
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Cardiac, stroke, pulmonary patients requiring a closer nurse/patient ratio. Telemetry monitoring
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  16
Average Daily Unit Census:  15
Average Length of Stay: 2.4 days
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Skill Mix: RN 85%, Ancillary 15% 
Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:
Usual 3:1; occasionally 4:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: ACLS, Basic rhythm recognition