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Cardiology Care (CCU)

The CCU at Johns Hopkins provides intensive and intermediate care for patients with a variety of cardiac illnesses.

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Diagnoses include acute myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy and dsyrhythmias
  • May require electrophysiology testing, IABP therapy, pacemaker placement, cardioversion, and/or mechanical ventilatory support
  • Average length of stay: 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 10 ICU; 15 IMC
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • ICU 1:2; IMC 1:3
Rotation/Shifts
  • 12-hour shifts
Skill Mix
  • 91 percent RN; 9 percent clinical associates/clinical technicians/monitor tech
  • RN composite: 7 percent Associates Degree, 87 percent BSN, 6 percent MSN
  • 7 percent nurses are certified
  • ACLS and CCRN encouraged
Orientation
  • In-depth, specialty care orientation that focuses on acute cardiac patient population
  • New Grads: SPRING program

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