Telemetry (2100)

The Telemetry Unit (2100) consists of 40 beds (20 private rooms plus 10 semi-private rooms), each with telemetry and obstructive sleep apnea monitoring capabilities. The Telemetry Unit provides quality, competent, compassionate and age appropriate healthcare to adults and geriatric patients requiring frequent interventions, monitoring, and multidisciplinary teamwork. Patients include chest pain, stable NSTEMI, cardiac arrhythmias such as A-fib with RVR, sepsis, respiratory distress, and neuro with an emphasis on stroke. As a primary stroke unit every nurse is NIH Stroke Scale certified providing him or her with the necessary tools to care for this unique patient population.

The nursing staff and multidisciplinary team of respiratory therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, social workers, pharmacists and physicians work collectively to provide patient care focused on restoration of health, preservation of patients’ rights, and attaining the highest level of functioning prior to discharge. Jean Watson’s Caring Theory further enhances our patient experience by encouraging the nursing staff to place emphasis on maintaining the patient’s spiritual, psychosocial and emotional integrity.

Our 2100 nurses lead change at the bedside by joining the unit Professional Practice Committee aimed at empowering staff to improve processes, staff satisfaction, and patient experience. The committee honors an employee each month who excels in their position and represents excellent teamwork. There is a quarterly newsletter highlighting the team on a personal level to strengthen the bond among staff. Research plays a large role in the committees work and strengthens the nursing voice for 2100. The nurses are continuously striving for excellence leading them to pursue adult Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN), chemotherapy certification, nurse mentor or nurse preceptor. Our nurse preceptors take a class preparing them for orientation and training of new graduate nurses. New nurses are an important part of the team and receive extensive training before independent practice. Teamwork is highly valued on Telemetry and shows in our employee satisfaction scores.