Colorectal/General Surgery - EI52
This 26-bed unit with a linear design provides care for adult patients who have had general surgery, colorectal surgery, and urology surgery. Examples of general surgery patients seen most frequently include procedures involving the GI tract (Whipple procedure, pancreatectomy, hepatectomy, cholecystectomy, bowel resection, total colectomy with ileostomy or ileoanal anastomosis, abdominal-perineal procedure with colostomy), abdominal exploration, and modified radical mastectomy. Examples of urology surgery patients most frequently seen include cystoscopies, transurethral resections of prostate, and radical retropubic prostatectomies.
Colorectal/General Surgical - FRIC
This 19-bed general surgical area provides care for patients who have had general surgery, gastrointestinal, or colorectal surgery. Special emphasis is placed on patient teaching, meeting emotional needs, and discharge planning. Nurses have the opportunity to become adept at caring for postoperative patients who have undergone procedures such as a Whipple procedure, gastric bypass, ileoanal pouches, and temporary or permanent stomas.
Emergency Trauma/General Surgical - JO2B
This 30-bed general care area provides care to trauma and general surgery patients. This unit emphasizes patient education, wound care, promotion of independence, and extensive discharge planning.
ENT/Plastic Surgery/Oral Surgery/Ophthalmology/General Surgery - EI64
This 28-bed radial design unit provides care to adult patients admitted with ENT, plastic surgery, oral surgery, ophthalmology, and general surgery needs. The care delivery model is primary nursing. Discharge planning is an integral part of patient care. Nursing staff are resources for tracheotomy care and enteral nutrition teaching for ENT patients. A close working relationship for patient education is maintained with Mayo Clinic ENT nursing staff. Assistance is also provided as needed to physicians seeing patients in the ENT exam room and plastic surgery exam room.
ENT/Plastic/Oral/Ophthalmology/Urology Surgical - FR6C
This 36-bed surgical area that specializes in urology, plastic, otolaryngology, oral, and ophthalmology surgery. Emphasis is placed on airway management, wound care, pain control, patient teaching, and discharge planning. A special observation area for high-risk patients provides the nurse with unique experiences. Hydrotherapy (shower cart) is provided on the unit for patients with extensive wound care. The unit collaborates with pediatrics to care for adolescents when the pediatric census is high. The unit also supports a three-bed surgical aftercare unit for cosmetic reconstructive surgery patients.
General/Colorectal Surgery - FR2C
A 21-bed general surgical area where nursing care is provided for patients who have had general surgery, gastrointestinal, or colorectal surgery. Special emphasis is placed on patient teaching, meeting emotional needs, and discharge planning. Nursing personnel have the opportunity to become adept at caring for postoperative patients who have undergone procedures such as a Whipple, gastric bypass, ileoanal pouch, and temporary or permanent stoma.
Organ Transplant - EI 10-2
This 23-bed unit contains private rooms with showers and specializes in organ transplant. Nursing care is provided for adult kidney, liver, and/or pancreas transplant patients. Transplant patients are admitted for pre-transplant evaluation, presurgical and postsurgical care, scheduled post-transplant evaluations, and treatment of post-transplant complications. Outpatient care includes pre-transplant teaching and support group sessions. Self-care and self-administration of medications are emphasized.
Outpatient and AM Admission - JO IG/ALIE
This 67-bed, 30-recliner patient unit specializes in providing nursing care for outpatient surgical patients, outpatient diagnostic patients, and AM Admission patients. The nursing staff provides comprehensive care. Nursing functions include preprocedural patient education, postprocedural nursing assessment and care, and individualized postprocedural patient education. Follow-up phone calls are made to all outpatients to further assess patient recovery. The AM Admission patients are admitted prior to the scheduled surgical procedure. Nursing care includes preoperative nursing assessment, preparation, and individualized patient education.
Outpatient Surgery and AM Admission - EI 24/33/34/35
The outpatient units have a total of 35 beds and 30 recliners, all of which have a radial design. The majority of outpatients are general, gynecological, orthopedic, and urology services. Outpatient procedures can be of diagnostic, elective, or therapeutic nature, and may be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia. Follow-up phone calls are made to all patients offer to further assess patient recovery.
The unit includes 16 recliners and 6 beds that are used multiple times each day. Patients are admitted prior to scheduled surgical procedures to receive preoperative assessment, preparation, and teaching. These patients are primarily general surgery, gynecology, orthopedic, plastics, ENT, or urology surgery patients.
Surgical Gynecology - EI54
This 28-bed unit with a radial bridged design delivers care to a primarily gynecological surgical population. Procedures include vaginal or abdominal hysterectomies, bladder repairs, vaginal vault repairs, vulvectomies, exenterations with ileoconduits and/or colostomies, tumor debulkings, and omentectomies. Nursing care is delivered to patients presenting with complications as a result of ovarian, endometrial, cervical, and vulvar cancers. In addition, care is provided for obstetrical patients who have experienced perinatal death or prenatal complications and for Mayo Clinic Assisted Reproductive Technology (MCART) patients.
Thoracic Surgical - FR5C
A 33-bed unit specializing in the care of intermediate and general care adult thoracic surgical patients. Aspects of nursing care include cardiopulmonary care, wound care, promotion of independence, patient education, and discharge planning.
Urology/Orthopedics Surgery - EI51
Station 51 is characterized by high volumes of patients with a short length of stay. This rapidly changing patient population requires assessment, patient/family teaching and discharge planning to be important components of nursing care. Nursing care is provided for adult urology and orthopedic patients. The most common urology surgeries are laparoscopic nephrectomies, radical retropubic prostatectomies and cystectomies with ileal conduit and transurethral resection of the prostate. Orthopedic populations include patients having hand/foot surgery and shoulder/elbow joint replacement surgery. The patient care delivery model is primary nursing. A 26-bed unit with a linear design.
Vascular Surgical - MB5D/E
This 36-bed unit specializes in the care of intermediate and general care adult vascular surgical patients. Nursing personnel will be caring for patients who have had vascular surgery such as repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, distal bypass, endarterectomy, or amputation. Other aspects of nursing care include patient/family education, wound care, promotion of independence, and discharge planning in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
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