Bone Marrow Transplant/Hematology - EI94
This radial unit with a Hepa Air Filtration system is designed to protect immunosuppressed patients from airborne infections. There are 12 inpatient rooms, a two-bed outpatient treatment room, and an outpatient exam room. Nurses provide care for patients undergoing autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplants and peripheral stem cell infusions. As part of the Mayo Cancer Center, the unit participates in individual and group cancer research programs and also provides care for patients with hematological disorders not undergoing bone marrow transplant. Nurses working on the unit have additional education to provide services including: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, blood transfusion, and intensive antibiotic intravenous therapies. Emotional support and teaching are other important care components to the prolonged hospitalization of these often acutely ill patients.
Cardiovascular Surgical/Transplant ICU/ICA - MB6DE
An eight-bed intensive care unit with a 14-bed intermediate care area. This unit provides specialized care to adult cardiac surgical and adult/pediatric cardiothoracic transplant patients. A computerized patient data management system is utilized in the ICU. Nursing care is family-centered, focusing on physiologic monitoring, patient education, and discharge planning, utilizing a primary nursing/collaborative practice approach. The environment encourages professional development, supports shared governance, and strives for continuous improvement through use of a research-based practice.
Organ Transplant - EI 10-2
This is a 23-bed unit containing private rooms with showers, specializing in organ transplant. Nursing care is provided for adult kidney, liver, and/or pancreas transplant patients. Transplant patients are admitted for pretransplant evaluation, presurgical and postsurgical care, scheduled post-transplant evaluations, and for treatment of posttransplant complications. Outpatient care includes pretransplant teaching and support group sessions. Self-care and self-administration of medications are emphasized.