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Nursing Unit Descriptions

Medical/Surgical Units

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

3B

3B is a forty-eight-bed unit designated for the care of acutely ill medical/surgical patients and the care of medical/surgical oncology specific patients on a 24-hour basis.

Care is provided to an adult population (18 years to geriatric).

3E

3E is a 25-bed unit providing 24-hour medical and nursing care primarily to neurological and neurosurgical patients.  It is the NYSDOH designated Acute Stroke Unit.  The Stroke Unit includes 4 beds with the capability of ECG monitoring.  Four beds on 3E are capable of Video EEG monitoring.  The patient population is young adult to geriatric.

4N/4S

Fourth floor South is a 73-bed medical/surgical patient care unit that provides 24-hour care to acutely ill patients and palliative care for hospice patients.  Included are three beds dedicated to the care of correction facility patients, six beds for telemetry, and six beds dedicated to the acute care of the elderly. The patient population ranges from young adult to the geriatric age group.  The most common conditions treated include cardiac diseases, all types of Carcinoma, Respiratory conditions, Immune System diseases; Gastro-Intestinal disease, pre and post-op surgical patients and pain management 

4C North

4C North is an 18-bed patient care unit that provides 24-hour care to a wide variety of patients such as:  Antepartum, Post Partum, Gynecological (surgical & medical), General Surgery, Medicine, Plastics, Dental and Acute Rehabilitation Medicine.  The age of the population ranges from adolescence to geriatrics.

4B East

4BE is a 23 bed acute care Med-Surg unit that provides 24 hour nursing care to patients. The most common condition is surgical in nature such as total joint reconstruction and laparoscopic surgeries, bariatric procedures and urologic oncology, 2nd and 3rd degree burns.  The age of the population ranges from adolescence to geriatrics.

4B North

4BN is a 29 bed acute care Med-Surg unit that provides 24-hour care to patients.  The most common conditions are surgical in nature such as total joint reconstruction and laparoscopic surgeries, bariatric procedures, urologic oncology, 2nd and 3 rd degree burns, vascular surgeries, general surgeries, and podiatric procedures.  The age of the population ranges from 18 and older to geriatrics.

3A

3A is a fifty-three-bed med-Surg unit providing care to acutely ill patients on a 24-hour basis. The unit specializes in the care of renal patients, acutely ill patients, and geriatric patients.  The patient population consists of the young adults to the geriatric age group.

CEU

The Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) is a 14-bed unit providing medical and nursing care to acutely ill patients on a 24 hours basis, with the ability to provide cardiac monitoring.  The patient population is young adult to geriatric.  

Vent Unit

The Ventilator Unit is a 16-bed Medical Unit providing care to acutely ill, chronically ill, and terminally ill patients on a 24-hour basis.  The unit specializes in the care of ventilator dependent patients. The patient population consists of young adults to the geriatric age group.

Maternity / Child

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

4D

The normal and high-risk obstetrical patient and regular newborn receive evaluation of status, education, related to infant/post partum care, breastfeeding and emotional support in preparation for discharge.  Patients range in age from neonate and adolescent to adults.

4E

4E is a level III neonatal intensive care unit that provides 24-hour skilled medical and nursing care to critically ill or premature infants.  4E serves all neonates needing intensive care / high-risk care / observational care.  4E consists of a six bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 3 bed High Risk Nursery and a 2 bed Observation Nursery.

3D

3D is a 20-bed pediatric inpatient unit and a four-bed pediatric intensive care unit.  This unit provides 24-hour care to patients ranging in age from newborn to 21 years of age.  Patie nts admitted to our inpatient Pediatrics Unit require medical and/or surgical skilled nursing care.  Patients admitted to our Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit have potentially life threatening medical and/or surgical conditions which required intensive, highly specialized nursing and medical care of severely ill children.

L&D

Labor and Delivery consists of 2 Triage beds, 2 Hi-risk beds, 4 Recovery beds and 8 Birthing beds.  The unit provides 24 hour Obstetrical Care, Neonate Care at birth and High Risk Antepartum and Post Partum Care.  This unit serves women of childbirth age, neonates, and families of the childbearing women.

Critical Care

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

ICU

Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a 20 bed ICU where care is provided to critically ill medical surgical and trauma patients. The unit provides 24 hour critical care, monitoring, treatments and interventions.  The patient population ranges from young adult (Usually defined as 18 years and older) to the geriatric patient. Occasionally patients younger than 18 will be admitted to the ICU on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Directors of the Adult ICU and the Pediatric ICU.

CCU

24-hour critical care, monitoring, treatments and interventions are provided in a 16 bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU) for cardiac and critically ill patients.  The patient population ranges from young adult (usually defined as 18 years and older) to the geriatric patient.  Patients younger than 18 will be admitted to the CCU on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Directors of the Adult CCU and the Pediatric ICU.

CTU

At the North site, a10 bed Cardiothoracic Unit (CTU) provides twenty four hour care for patients' status post cardiothoracic surgical procedures. The patient population ranges from young adult (usually defined as 18 years and older) to the geriatric patient.  

ICU/CCU SOUTH

In the ICU/CCU South, there are eight critical care beds and eight telemetry beds, which provide 24-hour critical care monitoring, treatments and interventions, for critically ill medical, surgical and trauma patients as well as cardiac patients.  The patient population ranges from young adult (usually defined as 18 years and older) to the geriatric patient.  Occasionally patients younger than 18 will be admitted to the ICU/CCU on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Directors of the Adult ICU and the Pediatric ICU.

Burn Services

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

Burn Unit

The Burn Unit provides 24 hour medical care to critically and acutely ill, pediatric and adult burn patients.   The patient population ranges from infancy to geriatrics. The Burn Unit at Staten Island University Hospital provides acute care for all those who suffer burn injuries, smoke inhalation, burn like skin descrasias, and wounds requiring surgical debridement and wound care. Admission criteria follows criteria established by the America Burn Association.  The patient population ranges from infancy to geriatrics.

Cardiac Catheterization

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

Cardiac Cath Lab 

The Cardiac Cath lab is a 16 bed unit opened Monday to Friday from 6 am until 930pm. We have 24 hour coverage 7 days a week for STEMI protocol. We are very proud of our STEMI system, boasting a 95% door to balloon time under 90 minutes. Our services include angiograms, cardiac stenting, transesophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions and peripheral diagnostic and stenting. 

Psychiatry

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

IPP

The Inpatient Psychiatric Unit North Site is a 29 bed unit that provides an intensive array of treatment interventions in an acute care setting.  Care and treatment are provided by an interdisciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered professional nurses, activity therapists and patient care assistants.  A full range of services is provided which includes: psychopharmacology, therapeutic milieu, group and individual supportive therapy, family therapy, and inpatient ECT when indicated.  The patient population is 18 years of age and above and must meet clinical criteria for admission with a psychiatric DSM IV diagnosis.

2N/2S

The Inpatient Psychiatric Unit South Site is a 35 bed unit which provides services as described above.

Emergency Services

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

ED 

The Emergency Department at Staten Island University Hospital is the busiest in Staten Island. Adults and children are cared for by board certified physicians and nurses who are certified in Advanced Life Support.  Along with seeing medical emergencies the ED at the Seaview Ave location is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center, Regional Burn Center, and STEMI center.  Our Seguine Ave location is a 26 bed unit and is also a designated 911 receiving hospital with the ability to care for the needs of all patients.  All patients requesting treatment for any illness or injury, regardless of age, color, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ability to pay will be treated with dignity and respect while meeting their needs.

Perioperative Services

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

PERI-OP

Perioperative Services consists of several specialty units; Pre-Admission Surgical Testing, Ambulatory Surgery, Endoscopy, AM Surgery Suite, Operative Suites , Post Anesthesia care unit and Central Sterile Services. Services are provided at both the north and south site of the organization to meet the surgical care needs of all individuals requiring elective or emergency surgical interventions and procedures.  These services are able to be provided with the support of central sterile that processes and distributes sterile supplies and patient care equipment required.  The patient population seen ranges from infants to geriatrics.  Newborns that would require interventions would be taken care of at the main operating suites at the north site only.

Rehabilitation

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

4A & 4CE

The inpatient rehabilitation unit is a 68-bed acute care unit that provides 24 hour care to patients who have recently experienced functional impairments.  The majority of admissions are related to an acute stroke, brain injury, amputation, neuromuscular disease progression, joint replacement, other orthopedic impairment, debility, and burns.  The patient population served covers a wide range, extending in age from adolescence to geriatrics.

Chemical Dependency

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

Chemical Dependency Unit

The Chemical Dependency Detoxification Unit (CDU) is located in the South Campus, 2 West.  The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science has a 56 bed capacity for detoxification services but currently utilizes 23 beds on 2 West.  The patient population is 18 years of age and above.  They are eligible for admission for detox from alcohol and/or illicit substance use if they meet all regulations and institutional requirements.  Comprehensive care begins on admission with an interdisciplinary team who perform a biopsychosocial assessment to identify the individual's goals of treatment as well as formulating a discharge plan to meet the individual's needs.  Services include:  Medication management, Individual and Group Counseling, Relapse Prevention Education, Health Promotion, HIV Education, Education focused on Physical and Psychological Effects of Substance Abuse, Nutrition, Food and Drug Interaction, Supportive Nursing Care, as well as, Psychiatric Consultation where indicated.

Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Unit

The Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Unit is a 24 bed program in South Site, 3 North.  The program is open to individuals 18 years of age and above who meet the admission criteria (history of chemical dependency or abuse) and meet all regulatory and institutional requirements.  Comprehensive care begins on admission where a biopsychosocial assessment identifies strengths and needs for treatment planning process.  The program is designed for up to 28 days of treatment.  Services include: Medication Management, Psychiatric Consultation where indicated, Group and Individual Counseling, Relapse Prevention Education, Physical and Psychosocial Effects of Substance Abuse, Nutrition, and Supportive Nursing Care.  Family Sessions are offered to all individuals.

Hemodialysis

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

Hemodialysis Suite

The Hemodialysis Facility at SIUH is a 6 station unit that provides in-patient dialysis services.  Our unit is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and provides on-call coverage during the off hours, by both physicians and nurses.  The Hemodialysis Unit provides each patient with individualized care specific to meet his/her needs

Telemetry

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

3C

The unit provides care for the non-critical, hemodynamically stable patient requiring IV cardiac medication, patients requiring cardiac intervention (PTCA), and patients that are pre and/or post open heart surgery.     

F9

F9 is the 10 bed admitting area for medical surgical and telemetry patients.  The patient population consists of young adults to the geriatric age group.

Patient Care Services - Support Offices

UNIT

DESCRIPTION

PCS

Patient Care Services Support Office (North) is a 24 hour support service for Nursing Staff, Physician Staff, and all ancillary staff.   The South site provides 12 hour coverage.  The Support Offices at both sites serve as contact and liaison office for clients and visitors in need of assistance. The most frequent type of assistance is family members seeking information in person or by telephone regarding their relatives.  The Nursing office staff also assists with client/family complaints forwarding requests to Patient Representation. The staff provides clerical support for nursing professionals.  The Patient Care Services Support Office Services Patients of all ages.

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