Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit cares for all patients undergoing open heart surgery including Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Valve Repair/Replacement, Aortic Aneurysms, Ventricular Assist Device placement, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant and repair of Congenital Heart Defects, and patients requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation therapy.

Patient Population

  • Adult

Number of Beds

  • 20

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • Adult 1:2

Rotation/Shifts

  • 7a-7p and 7p-7a

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse
  • CV Clinicians and Nurse Practitioners
  • Critical Care Special Procedure Technicians
  • Clinical Educator

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 12 week orientation program 

Unit Requirements

  • ACLS within one year of hire for RNs providing care for the adult population

 

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