Acute Cardiology Unit

The care of cardiology patients is a collaborative effort focusing on the treatment and provision of specialized nursing care for the complex cardiac patient. 

The Professional Nursing Model defines our practice through communication, collaboration, professional development, and nursing practice. We align our unit goals and objectives with that of the Strategic Plan of the Departments of Nursing and the Medical Center by providing “high quality, compassionate, safe, and culturally competent nursing care built upon expertise and knowledge”. 

The registered nurse delivers care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team with the plan of care mutually determined with participation by family and significant others which is recognized as critical in achieving positive patient outcomes. 

Patient population consists of adult and geriatric patients with diagnoses including (but not limited to):

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Unstable angina
  • Arrhythmias
  • Syncope
  • Heart Blocks
  • Pre & Post Pacemaker insertion/repair
  • AICD procedures
  • Ultrafiltration Therapy
  • Cardiac interventions (i.e.: Catheterization, Ablation)