6 Ornelas is a 51-bed unit (13 -- spine; 15 -- fragility hip fracture; 23 -- joint replacement). General orthopedic, urology and medical/surgical overflow patients are also admitted to the unit. 6 Ornelas is designated to provide care to patients with special needs requiring surgical evaluation, intervention, and post-operative care with emphasis on fragility hip fractures, joint and spine musculoskeletal disorders/injuries, and genitourinary system conditions. Frequent procedures involve, but are not limited to surgical intervention for the top DRGs as well as genitourinary cases. Frequent nursing procedures include, but are not limited to blood transfusions, dressing changes, wound care, pain management, oral, parenteral, and intravenous medication administration, hemodynamic monitoring, nursing assessment, and patient/family education. The average length of stay is 3.5 days. Nurse to patient ratio is 1:4-5
- Nursing process which includes assessment of patients, planning patient care, implementation, basic RN skills, unit specific skills, patient teaching and evaluation.
- Medication Administration -- administers medication correctly including calculations of dosages, verifies correct patient, drug, dose, and correct line and is able to verbalize basic understanding of drug actions.
- Proficiency and productivity -- must be able to adjust to varying workloads, cleans work area, organizes work and complete assignments during shift.
- Safety issues -- adheres to all safety / legal requirements established by this facility.
- Professional growth and development -- attends all mandatory hospital and departmental in-Ornelas