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Nursing at Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Adult Critical Care Nursing

Critical Care Nurse with patient

The link from the ER or OR, these nurses rely on continuous assessment to detect changes in the baseline requiring interventions. 

Decisive and confident, critical care nurses work with every specialty in the hospital in an arena of high technology coupled with care and education of patients and families.

MSICU

  • Number of Beds: 12
  • Type of Patients: Acutely ill medical surgical and adult coronary care patients. In the event of a pediatric emergency, the MSICU has the capability of providing emergency care in conjunction with the pediatric department until arrangements can be made for transfer to a tertiary care hospital.
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, nurses aids, and unit desk clerks
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/Councils unique to unit: Unit council with CEP input for all decision making
  • Type of Patients: Acutely ill medical surgical and adult coronary care patients. In the event of a pediatric emergency, the MSICU has the capability of providing emergency care in conjunction with the pediatric department until arrangements can be made for transfer to a tertiary care hospital.
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, nurses aids, and unit desk clerks
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/Councils unique to unit: Unit council with CEP input for all decision making

5 East Stepdown Telemetry

  • Number of Beds: 18
  • Type of Patients: Acutely ill adult medical-surgical patients who require more intense care than a general medical-surgical unit.
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, certified nursing aides, and unit desk clerks
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/Councils unique to unit: Unit council with CEP input for all decision making
  • Type of Patients: Acutely ill adult medical-surgical patients who require more intense care than a general medical-surgical unit.
  • Clinical make-up: RNs, certified nursing aides, and unit desk clerks
  • Shift availability: 8-hour shifts, 12-hour shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts
  • Programs/Councils unique to unit: Unit council with CEP input for all decision making