The Progressive Care Unit serves as a place for the monitoring and care of patients with moderate and potentially severe physiologic instability, requiring technical support. The unit is reserved for those patients requiring less care than standard intensive care but more care than what is available on the Acute Med-Surg floor. The nurse ratio to achieve this level of care is 3-4:1. Medical conditions of patients in the unit: Cardiac, Pulmonary, GI disorders and Endocrine, Drug Overdose and miscellaneous.
Under the direction of the Clinical Manager is responsible for the nursing care of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. The Registered Professional Nurse assesses assigned patients as well as plans, implements and evaluates care. Directs and assists in providing safe, aseptic technique and procedures. Provides leadership and direction to Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Unit Secretaries and other patient care providers as necessary.