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Weinberg Same Day Prep & Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Weinberg 3)

28-bed Pre-anesthesia and Post-anesthesia (Prep/PACU) unit provides care for adult surgery patients undergoing Thoracic, GI, URO, Plastic, GYN, Oncology, and EENT. Additionally, critical care services are provided for patients needing continuous monitoring, ventilators, invasive lines, neuroaxial blocks, and vasoactive IV infusion. This unit provides perianesthesia care to Weinberg Operating Room patients 24 hours/day Monday to Friday and on call system for elective and emergency cases during the weekends and holidays.

Patient Population
  • Ages 16 and up
  • 85 percent of patients are adult inpatients.
  • Average length of stay: Same Day Prep = 2 hrs. Post Anesthesia Care Unit = 4 hrs.
Number of Beds
  • 28 Beds: 14 Same Day Prep and 14 Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Prep 1:2-3
  • Spinal, Epidural and Block Procedures: 1:1
  • PACU1:1-2
Rotation/Shifts
  • Combination of 8 and 10 hour shifts; M-F 24 hours, Weekends and holiday: On call system
Skill Mix
  • RN, Clinical Technicians, PACU Support Associates, Clinical Customer Service Coordinator and Clinical customer Service Representatives
Orientation
  • 8-16 weeks, with designated preceptor
 
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