Inpatient medical-surgical unit specializing in the care of abdominal organ transplant recipients and reconstructive transplant recipients. The CTU offers three levels of care: IMC Level of Care with hemodynamic monitoring, telemetry and non-monitored general care.
- Ages 18 and up
- Post-operative to discharge care of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants recipients.
- Post-operative to discharge care of hand and face transplant recipients.
- Management of patients with medical complications secondary to transplantation.
- Management of patients who require general inpatient or IMC level of nursing care pre-transplant.
- Average length of stay: 7 to 10 days
Number of Beds
- 32 total beds
- 6 IMC beds
- 26 telemetry/general care adult beds
- IMC Beds: 3:1
- Telemetry/General inpatient beds: 4-5:1 days / 6-7:1 nights
- 8 or 12 hour shifts
- Flexible, modified self scheduling
- Every 3rd weekend, every other holiday rotation
- 70 percent RN, 30 percent Support staff
- Nurses are first oriented to the general inpatient and telemetry beds (12 week orientation).
- Newly hired nurses who consistently demonstrate proficiency in the management of transplant patients for 9 months in the general care/telemetry setting are then cross-trained to the Transplant IMC setting.
- Orientation to Transplant IMC setting is an additional 6 weeks. .
- New Grads: SPRING Program