Medicine (14C) is a 31 bed acute care Medicine Unit that provides service to patient populations ages 18-100+ with primarily medical diagnoses such as cystic fibrosis; chronic cardiac conditions including heart failure, endocarditis, NSTEMI & atrial rhythm disturbances; liver and renal injury and/or failure; cellulitis; ETOH withdrawal; and delirium management.
Patients require acute medical and nursing interventions such as intravenous fluids, nutritional support, and pain management, antibiotics administration, and diabetic management, respiratory care including tracheostomy and stable ventilator management, and education to optimize self-care.
14C admits behavioral/psychiatric patients with medical issues that may have suicidal ideation or other behavioral risks that necessitate a court hold. Creating a therapeutic environment for this population includes establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that facilitates gathering critical patient data and implementing the interdisciplinary plan of care. A Psychiatric Professional Practice Leader, pharmacists, and social workers are available to consult about evidence-based interventions.
14C prides itself on outstanding team work and collaboration with our patients, families and the entire care team on behalf of our patients. The patient is at the center of all we do. Standard procedures are in place to ensure a high-quality, consistent experience for all of our patients regardless of which staff members are working.
14C is part of the medicine teaching service and welcomes the contributions many of our students give to us and our patients. This includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and more who are working to improve their academic education in the service of patients. We also work to grow the scientific body of healthcare knowledge by encouraging original research, performance improvement and participating in appropriate research studies.