I'm Marsha Pope, RN, ASN. I am the interim manager of the Surgical Stepdown/Surgical Trauma Patient Care unit located in 9 North of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
To work in the Surgical Stepdown unit, our nurses need to be prepared to care for post-operative patients typically requiring a high-level of monitoring, including airway management, vascular checks, cardiac monitoring, and trauma care (c-collar and braces).
Marsha Pope, RN, ASN
Surgical Stepdown/Surgical Trauma Patient Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
|Post-operative patients in Thoracic, Emergency General Surgery and Trauma Surgery/Oncology services.||Adults (18 and older)||27||
Our unit specializes in post-surgical services in three core areas:
Our patient focus is to create a tailored plan of care that requires a unified team approach in order to provide excellent care to our patients.
A typical shift for our nurses includes caring for patients on over 16 different surgical specialties. Care for these patients requires skills that include wound management, chest tube maintenance, blood administration, and tracheostomy care, just to name a few.
Our goal is to instill in both our patients and our staff that excellent patient care must be the norm and not the exception.
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