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Acute/IMC Solid Tumor (Weinberg 4A)

Care for adult patients with solid tumors of acute and IMC care levels.

Patient Population
  • Adults with solid tumors (lung, breast, colon, head/neck, brain, melanoma, prostate)
  • Treatment includes progressive modes of therapy and symptom management
  • Average length of stay: 5 days
Number of Beds
  • 18
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Day: 1:2-3
  • Evening: 1:3-4
  • Night: 1:4
Rotation/Shifts
  • Flexible rotation requirements; 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts , weekends, permanent evenings/nights available
Skill Mix
  • 85% RNs with Clinical Associate supoprt
  • Required competencies: administration of chemotherapy, blood, and parenteral nutrition; care of multiple types of infusion catheters; symptom management including pain control; IMC level of care including cardiac monitoring
Orientation
  • 8 week program including oncology classes and precepted time with experienced RN staff
  • New Grads: SPRING program

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