Medical Telemetry Unit
Medical/Telemetry is a 40-bed unit (all private rooms) designed to provide specialized care for those patients who need continuous heart monitoring. Patients in this unit are connected to telemetry equipment that monitors the activity of the heart. This new, state-of-the-art equipment uses special leads attached under the gown, allowing patients to move around the unit.
A majority of the patients served in this unit have heart concerns. Others have conditions such as pneumonia or renal failure, or surgical patients who need heart monitoring.
All nurses in the unit are registered nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support, and basic electrocardiography.
Patients stay in the unit an average of four days. While in the unit, patients may begin their cardiac rehabilitation program, provided by the cardiac rehabilitation staff.