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Medical Specialty - 5A, 5RP, 5K
Trauma/Burn/Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Specialties – 6K
Bariatric/ENT/General Surgery/Plastics/Urology Specialties – 4K
Hematology/Oncology Specialty – 6RP



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Medical Specialty – 5A, 5RP, 5K
The 5A, 5RP and 5K medical units offer a diverse patient population giving new graduate and experienced nurses an environment to build and enhance their clinical knowledge and skills.

- A medicine units-based Practice Council, composed of frontline staff, plays a major role in determining departmental strategies and decisions for the delivery of patient care and nursing practice.

- RNs and Clinical Nurse IIs are available all shifts including weekends for staff leadership and clinical support.

- Clinical Nurse Specialists and Unit-based Educators assist with initial and continuing education.

Our Nursing Team:
- Clinical Managers
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Nurse Clinician
- Clinical Nurse IIs
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Nursing Care Partners
- Administrative Associates
- Operations Coordinator

5A is a 28 bed general medical unit designed with 20 acute care beds and eight stepdown beds. The unit is designed with two parallel hallways, nurse station, physician charting area, medication room and supply room. Patient care is delivered through a team nursing approach. Each care team usually consists of a RN, LPN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: 1:6 and 1:4 in the stepdown area with a nursing care partner on each team.

Patients Admitted to this unit present a variety of conditions not limited to:
- Diabetes
- Infectious Diseases
- Renal Diseases (Acute and Chronic)
- Complicated Wound Care
- Respiratory Diseases (e.g. Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Cardiac Diseases (e.g. Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease)
- Geriatrics
- Auto-immune Diseases (e.g. Sickle Cell Anemia, Lupus)

5RP is a 36-bed general medical unit that includes 18 general medical beds and 18 stepdown beds. The 36 beds are designed into 4 9-bed Pods, with dedicated Pods for stroke and medical stepdown patients. Telemetry monitoring is available for non-critical patients. Each Pod has a dedicated Nurses’ Station, physician charting area, medication/supply room, nutrition room, and nurses work area. Patient care is delivered through a team nursing approach. Each care team usually consists of a RN, LPN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: The average nurse to patient ratio for the general medical beds is 1:6 and 1:4 for stepdown patients.

Patients admitted to this unit present a variety of challenging conditions such as:
- Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Diabetes
- Infectious Diseases
- Renal Diseases (Acute and Chronic)
- Complicated Wound Care
- Respiratory Diseases (e.g. Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Cardiac Diseases (e.g. Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease)
- Geriatrics
- Auto-immune Diseases (e.g. Sickle Cell Anemia, Lupus)

5K is a 42-bed general medical unit. The 42 beds are designed into 7 6-bed Pods and telemetry monitoring is available for non-critical patients. Each Pod has a dedicated Nurses’ Station, medication/supply area, and nurses work area, and there are a centralized Nurses’ Station, nourishment center, supply room, and medication rooms. Each care team usually consists of a RN, LPN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: The average nurse to patient ratio for the general medical beds is 1:6, and patient care is delivered through a team nursing approach.

Patients admitted to this unit present a variety of challenging conditions such as:
- Diabetes
- Infectious Diseases
- Renal Diseases (Acute and Chronic)
- Complicated Wound Care
- Respiratory Diseases (e.g. Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Cardiac Diseases (e.g. Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease)
- Geriatrics
- Auto-immune Diseases (e.g. Sickle Cell Anemia, Lupus)
 
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Trauma/Burn/Neurosurgery/Orthopedic Specialties – 6K 
The Trauma/Burn/Neurosurgery/Orthopedic area at SNGH is a 42-bed state-of-the-art unit offering 18 stepdown beds.
The unique unit design includes a central nurse’s station with seven smaller areas, also know as pods, with each pod containing six patient rooms.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: The average nurse to patient ratio in the stepdown pods is 1:3-4 and 1:6 in the general surgical pods.

- A unit-based Practice Council, composed of frontline staff, plays a major role in determining departmental strategies and decisions for the delivery of patient care and nursing practice.

Our Nursing Team consists of:
- Clinical Manger
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Clinical Nurse IIs
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Nursing Care Partners
- Administrative Associates
- Operations Coordinator
 
This team provides quality patient care through a team nursing approach. Each care team usually consists of a RN, LPN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

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Bariatric/ENT/General Surgery/Plastics/Urology Specialties – 4K 
The SNGH Bariatric/ENT/General Surgery/Plastics/Urology Unit is a state-of-the-art, 6-bed stepdown and 36-acute-care bed unit providing care to a variety of diverse patient populations.  The distinct unit design includes a central nurse’s station with seven smaller areas, also known as pods, with each pod containing six patient rooms. 
 
This team provides quality patient care through a team nursing delivery model. Team nursing is our care delivery model and each care team usually consists of a RN, LPN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: The average nurse to patient ratio for stepdown beds is 1:3-4 and 1:6 for acute care beds.

Our Nursing Team:
- Clinical Manger
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Clinical Nurse IIs
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Nursing Care Partners
- Administrative Associates
- Operations Coordinator
 
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 Hematology/Oncology Specialty – 6RP 
The SNGH Hematology/Oncology Unit (HOU) is an 18-bed, self-contained unit providing a wide range of oncology services to a variety of diverse patient populations including the newly diagnosed through end of life, with specialties in chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell transplant.

A unit-based Practice Council, composed of frontline staff, plays a major role in determining departmental strategies and decisions for the delivery of patient care and nursing practice.

Average Nurse to Patient Ratio: 1:5-6 

Our Nursing Team:
- Clinical Manger
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Clinical Nurse IIs
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Nursing Care Partners
- Administrative Associates
- Operations Coordinator

This team provides quality patient care through a team nursing delivery model. Each care team usually consists of a RN and a nursing care partner. A charge nurse (Clinical Nurse II) is assigned 24/7 to provide support to staff.

- Patient rooms are large and offer patients and visitors a home-like atmosphere.
 
- Due to the intimate number of staff members on HOU, teamwork and self-reliance are emphasized with staff considering the HOU as their clinical base.


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