Inpatient Medicine Nursing - 7U

Contact Information

Andrea Kite, RN
Patient Service Supervisor, 6A/7U
315-464-9115 (6A)
315-464-9704 (7U)
KiteA@upstate.edu

Sherry Towle, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer, 7U
315-464-9700 TowleS@upstate.edu

7U: 10 Bed "Secure Unit"

A combined medical-surgical unit specifically designed and instructed to house correctional inmates who require inpatient hospitalization. Treating the Following Conditions and Patient Poplulation:

Pulmonary
Pneumonia, Asthma, Respiratory Distress COPD, Ventilator Dependent Patient and Bipap/Cipap Dependent Patients

Cardiac
Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiac Arrhythmias Chest Pain, Patients requiring telemetry monitoring and Patients undergoing cardiac procedures

Renal
Acute and Chronic renal failure, Polynephritis Urinary tract infections, Hemodialysis Patients and CAPD Patients

Endocrine
Diabetes Mellitus, Pancreatitis and Cystic Fibrosis

Gastrointenstinal Disorders
GI Hemorrhage, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns Disease, IBS and Diverticulitis

General Surgical Patients

Hematology/Oncology Patients

Patient Care Model
Patient-Focused Care, Hourly Rounding with Patients, Patient Teaching Atmosphere and Discharge Collaboration with DOCCS

Orientation Process

  • HCT - Four weeks

Resources Available on floor

  • Internet Access
  • Reference Materials
  • Patient Teaching Materials

Opportunities to Provide Input

Policy review and input by the bedside nurse. Many different committees available to participate in.

Skills Acquired

Depending on your role and unit, you will be able to:

  • Blood draws
  • Fingersticks
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • EKGs
  • CAPD
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Complex dressing changes
  • Computer documentation
  • Scanning systm for medications
  • Physician/Nurse collaboration