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Pain Management Center - 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: Pain Management Center (PMC)
Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:
Ages 4 years thru Geriatric; All Chronic pain modalities, except end-of-life; Pediatric Spasticity; Muscular Dystrophy; Stress Management; Advice RN phone service; MAP program service; Implanted Pump & Spinal Cord Stimulator Service; Medication management service. 
Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:
M-F, daytime hours
Shift Length Worked & Start Times:
6, 8, & 10 hour shifts; 0700-1530; 0730-1730; 1000-1830
Number of Licensed Patient Beds:  Patient exam room - 6; Psych/behavioral health -1 room; Orthopedic Second Opinion - 1 room; Fluoro Room/Procedure - 1 Room
Average Daily Unit Census:  35 patient per day
Average Length of Stay: N/A
Number of RNs Working Each Shift:
Mix: Nurse Practitioner; RNs, CNAs; Clerical assistants, etc. 
Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment: 1:1 or 2:1
Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: RN staff assist with sedation and non-sedation procedures; CNA assists with patient admission tasks, discharge transporting, room readiness, turnover, & supply inventory