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Emergency Acute Care Unit -EACU (Zayed 1 West)

The Johns Hopkins EACU improves throughput and decreases the length of stay in the main ED through:

  • Observation of patients for up to 24 hours for sustained studies, testing and treatments (including cardiac imaging/MRIs)
  • Cardiac evaluation program
  • Primary evaluation of main ED overflow patients, especially patients with sickle cell crisis
  • Patients requiring admission or extended care
Patient Population
  • Adult and geriatric overflow from the main ED requiring extended care
  • Direct referral from community physicians
  • Pre-operative transplant patients
Number of Beds
  • 17 beds
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • 1:4-5
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Why I Choose Emergency Medicine Nursing

Sam Cardarella

"The best thing about emergency nursing is the ability to make an immediate difference in the community. We serve a population that needs us to be there. And they respect us for it."

—Sam Cardarella, RN
Emergency Department

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