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Cardiology Care (CCU)

Intensive care unit for patients with a variety of cardiac illnesses

Patient Population

  • Adult
  • Diagnoses include acute myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and dysrhythmias
  • Patients may require electrophysiology testing, IABP therapy, pacemaker placement, cardioversion, and/or mechanical ventilator support
  • Average length of stay:  5 days

Number of Beds

12 ICU

Nurse/Patient Ratio

ICU 1:1, 1:2


Day/Night 12 hour shifts

Skill Mix

  • Staff Mix: 90% RNs and 10% Clinical Technicians
  • RN Staff Education: 18% ADN;  77% BSN;  5 % MSN
  • Required competencies: ICU skill checklist


  • In-depth, specialty care orientation that focuses on our acute cardiac patient population
  • Mentoring program (SPRING) for new graduate nurses

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