Contact InformationBarbara Bennett, RN, BSN
Interim Unit Director
Jessica Donaldson, RN, BSN
Upstate University Hospital Emergency Nurses provide a highly specialized level of care. Our goal is to enable nurses to dedicate their care specifically to the patient population they are trained to serve. Working closely with the other team members, our nursing professionals define, promote and provide the highest standards in emergency care. Nursing at Upstate's Emergency Department means challenge, innovation, reward and satisfaction.
While servicing a large community of patients, we support a population from the central New York region serving 17 counties. Our emergency department is well supported by the inpatient specialty units, i.e., Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Inpatient Medicine (including Telemetry) and our Intensive Care Unit, all focusing on the special needs of our patients. Our staff works in conjunction with our downtown campus to appropriately triage patients for assessment and admission as necessary.
Adapting quickly to the rapid changes in acuity level and influx volume, our nurses pride themselves in their ability to maintain high levels of compassion, perform in-depth assessments and provide education to patients and families. Patient advocacy is a high priority while collaboration between physician and nurse provide the ultimate benefit to the patient during a health care crisis.
GEM Care (Geriatric Emergency Room)
Upstate University Hospital opened the 8 bed designated patient-centered care unit for senior adult patients within our Community Campus Emergency Department (ED) in July 2013. Our ED nurses will be provided with evidence based training provided throught the NICHE Program (Nurses Improving Care for Healthcare Elders) assuring quality care for pre-hospitalized senior adults.
Emergency nursing is an art which demands an individual capable of accepting intense challenges while maintaining a high level of emergency and control. Training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is available. Our nurses enjoy encouragement and cost reimbursement for other certifications which enhance their skill level (Certified Emergency Nursing [CEN], Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course [ENPC], etc.). Because Upstate University Hospital is a teaching hospital, nurses enjoy an educational atmosphere in which the learning process is promoted while they maintain an integral teaching role a month a multi-disciplinary team. Nursing Councils involve research, professional development, nursing practice and many other areas of interest provide each individual with the opportunity to actively participate in promoting continual improvement in patient care.
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