Emergency Room - MBMN
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester Emergency Department (ED) is a 60-bed patient care area that sees an average of 77,000 patients per year. ED nursing staff cares for patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics as well as diverse conditions ranging from non-life threatening to life-threatening diseases and injuries. The ED is one of only four Level I Trauma Centers in the State of Minnesota. Orientation to the ED is individualized for each RN based on former nursing experience. Specialty orientation to the emergency department for all staff is extensive and includes care of the emergency pediatric, trauma and obstetrical patient as well as caring for patients exposed to hazardous materials or unusual infectious diseases. ED nurses attend multidisciplinary simulation experiences at the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. The ED preferentially hires nurses with ED, Intensive Care, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and/or Progressive Care Unit Experience in their background but also hires experienced nurses from general care with a strong background and/or interest in emergency care (e.g. former EMT). Nurses hired from general care are initially oriented to the non-critical areas within the ED and then are enrolled in a three month critical care internship entitled Essentials of Progressive and Intensive Care Nursing (EPIC) program. The ED offers many opportunities for nursing staff to work on continuous improvement of patient care through committee involvement and or focused initiatives (e.g. care of the patient experiencing a stroke or a myocardial infarction). p>
Mayo One Flight Team
The first hospital-based helicopter transport program in Minnesota, Mayo One is a service of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport. Mayo One operates two helicopters, one based in Rochester, and one based in Eau Claire, Wis. Mayo One is designed to provide advanced critical care and stabilization to critically ill or injured patients during transport. Medically equipped helicopter ambulances provide rapid transport between hospitals or directly from the site of an emergency. Mayo One is available to all hospitals within a 200-mile radius of Rochester or Eau Claire. Team members also transport patients by ground or fixed-wing ambulance when those vehicles are most appropriate.
Outpatient Desk - MBMN
The Outpatient Desk provides follow-up care to patients dismissed from the hospital and provides physicians the opportunity to schedule outpatient follow-up appointments in a timely manner while the physician is on hospital service. The Outpatient Desk is also the primary desk for scheduling new patient and follow-up appointments for two hospital-based orthopedic surgeons and the section of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery.