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Intensive Care Stepdown Unit (4 West)

Intensive Care Stepdown Unit (4 West)

Intensive Care Stepdown Unit (4 West)

For more information contact:
Becky Raben or
Tara Neth

Nurse Recruiters
(812) 485-4386 

The ICU Stepdown is a unit that cares for patients that have either been discharged from the critical care areas or need a higher level of care than a general medical/surgical floor.  Patients on 4W generally require a high level of monitoring. 

4 West takes care of a variety of patients, such as post-surgical, and trauma patients as well as medical patients with DKA, seizures, renal failure, and myocardial infarction.  4 West is also a designated Stroke Unit.  4W is also the only unit outside of the ICU areas than can care for patients with vasoactive and insulin drips.

Patient Population:

  • Adult-postsurgical, trauma, medical, cardiac, neurological

Number of Beds:

  • 30 beds (6 private rooms, 12 semi-private)
  • 30 beds are hard-wired telemetry monitored 
  • Remote telemetry monitoring can be provided by 4W for patients located on the general medical/surgical floors 
  • Central telemetry monitor with designated monitor tech

Nurse/Patient Ratio:

  • Days 1:3-4
  • Evenings 1:4-5
  • Nights 1:4-5

Rotation/Shifts:

  • 12 hour (6:30 am -7 pm or 6:30 pm - 7am) every other and every third weekend

Unit Orientation:

  • Individualized preceptor-model tailored to experience and knowledge needs. Minimum 8 week orientation.
  • Dedicated educator that works one on one to meet the new employee's needs, and monitor their progress.

 

 

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