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Intravenous Infusion Center (Nelson 3)

The staff of the Infusion Center cares for 1,500 + adult outpatients per year who are receiving a variety of stimulation tests and / or IV medications for the diagnosis or treatment of chronic medical conditions. Conditions may include Oncology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Nephrology, Transplant, Cardiology, Hepatology, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Neurology or General Medicine services. Our efficient and highly skilled nurses in the center work with attending physicians on applied protocols and order sets, collaborate with pharmacy for protocol development and scheduling medication availability, continually monitor patients throughout their procedure and intervene rapidly in emergent situations. The center provides a relaxed setting for patient-focused care in a supportive professional environment. Patients are released to home or long term care facility at the end of their procedure.

Patient Population
  • Adult - 18 yrs. and older
  • Average length of stay: 30 minutes to 8+ hours depending on procedure
Number of Beds
  • 6 cardiac chairs and 1 stretcher
Nurse/Patient Ratio:
  • 1:1-3
Skill Mix
  • RN
  • Clinical Associate
  • Required competencies: IV skills, skills in accessing and de-accessing long-term IV lines, thorough assessment skills for a variety of medical conditions, and patient teaching skills.
Orientation
  • 8 weeks or customized to nurse needs.
 
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Why I Choose Nursing in Medicine

Amanda C. Owen

"I started on Nelson 4 as a new grad, precepting new staff within my first year and running charge within my second. My nurse manager constantly challenged me to advance my career goals - which led me to earn my certificate as a wound care specialist. Now, as a unit-based expert, I enjoy a high level of autonomy and work closely with the entire interdisciplinary team. I truly believe I've had opportunities not available at other institutions."

—Amanda C. Owen, R.N.
General Acute Medical Unit (Nelson 4)

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