Day Treatment 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: Day Care Unit (DTU)
Placement coordinator
Anne Wilson, 503-413-3231, anwilson@lhs.org
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Ambulatory services: Oncology, renal failure, infectious disease, wound care, infusion services, autologous blood donation
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
M-F, 08-1800; Weekends 08-1400
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
8-10 hour shifts; 07-1730, 08-1630, 0930-1800
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  8 infusion chairs/stretchers; 1 wound care room; 1 auto donor room
Average Daily Unit Census:  25
Average Length of Stay: 2 hours
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
5 M-F, 4 weekends
Mix: All RN
Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment: 1 - 2:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: Chemotherapy certification, specialized infusion skills (e.g., PICC line placement, port accessing, catheter declotting, catheter repair, etc.)
Comments:  A senior student who has been a LPN or EMT would be less overwhelmed in this environment. Skills learned may include patient assessment and IV skills. Limitations exist regarding central lines, ports, and chemotherapy and blood administration.