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Clinical Decision Unit

Clinical Decision Unit 2018-09-11T15:18:57+00:00

The 2 West Unit Clinical Decision Unit is comprised of 12 rooms, with a combination of private and semi private rooms dedicated to the care of adult observation. We are proud to share that each 2 West team member has a broad and high level clinical skill set. On-going education and clinical competency validation are provided to staff to ensure our adult patients receive exceptional care. Our team of nurses and support staff are professionals that strive for service excellence while delivering compassionate, evidence-based care to our patients. The CDU is unique as it is an extension of the Emergency Department. Quick patient turnover, decision making and throughput are key factors for the unit. The unit provides services to patients who require further management to determine their need for inpatient admission or discharge with a goal of less than two midnights.

Level of technology:

  • All documentation is on the Meditech system which provides an electronic nursing status board, user friendly screens for charting, and computerized physician order entry
  • All documentation is done at the bedside
  • Enhanced patient safety with BMV/EMAR, Meditech software that uses bar coding technology to verify the five “Rights” when administering medications and electronic medication administration record for real time documentation
  • Computerized safeguard using the Pyxis medication dispensing system

Attractive aspects of working here:

  • Self-scheduling
  • Every other weekend
  • Well-balanced holiday package
  • Community feel and involvement
  • Strong, shared governance structure
  • Whether it is the director, manager, or the other numerous support staff, there is always someone to help, to guide, and to support

Contact Information

Nurse Recruiter
E-mail: recruiting@uhcc.com