Inpatient Medicine Nursing - 6A

Contact Information

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

Sally Thompson, RN
Patient Service Leader Trainer, 6A
315-464-6556 ThompsoS@upstate.edu

6A: 24 Bed General Medicine and Pulmonary Floor with telemetry monitoring

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

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

Patient Care Model
Patient-Focused Care, Hourly Rounding with Patients, Patient Teaching Atmosphere and Daily Interdisciplinary Patient Care Rounds

Orientation Process

  • HCT - Four weeks
  • RNs - 10-16 weeks
  • Nurse Residency Program
  • Combination classroom and hands-on training
  • Primary Preceptor Assigned
  • Staff will be crosstrained to work on 7U-Secured Unit

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
  • Vented Patients
  • Chemotherapy
  • Complex dressing changes
  • Computer documentation
  • Scanning systm for medications
  • Physician/Nurse collaboration