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The Med Surg (Acute Care of the Elderly Unit) Care Partner assists with the delivery of patient care and maintenance of unit environmental standards under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
The ACE Unit, located in Medical Center North at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is fast-paced and focused on acute medicine. Acute Care of the Elderly is the specialty of this 22 bed unit, which cares for patients 65 years of age and older.
The mission of the ACE Unit is to provide compassionate, quality care that is respectful, patient/family-centered, safe, and cost efficient. Our nurses are able to utilize evidence-based guidelines and specialized gerontology nursing education in caring for the patients on the ACE Unit. The staff experiences the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients and families, while expanding their critical care knowledge base and applying critical thinking skills to understand and intervene in the care of their patients. Our population of patients may include patients with any number of co-morbidities, including neurological, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine medical conditions.
All beds are appropriate for telemetry and sp02 monitoring.
Staffing Management structure of the Ace Unit consists of the Unit Manager and 3 Clinical Staff Leaders and Nurse Educator. Each Clinical Staff Leader is responsible for 18-20 staff. The staff is composed of RN's, Care Partners and Medical Receptionists. RN assignments are determined by patient census and acuity. Normal RN ratios are 5:1.
Orientation All RNs complete a centralized hospital and nursing orientation, in addition to the unit orientation. The unit-specific Ace Unit competency-based orientation is structured to fit the needs of the experience level of the RN. In addition to a clinical, preceptor-based bedside orientation, RNs attend classes in basic arrhythmia and BLS.
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