Throughout each shift, nursing staff will obtain vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation), conduct head-to-toe assessments, administer ordered medications, inquire about intake and output, education and answer questions, and complete various other patient-specific tasks (for example, dressing changes, site assessments). At a minimum, the nurse will be in the patient room every hour. It is important to note that many tasks are time-specific.
Nursing Care Teams
Each patient has a Nursing Care Team, which helps improve continuity of care. If you would like a nurse to be added to your care team, simply ask the nurse, the health unit coordinator (HUC), or a clinical nurse manager to update your team.
OT / PT
The aim of both OT and PT is to help you stay strong and active so you are ready to return to activities you love.
- OT will focus on activities that help you be as independent as possible with your self-care (including bathing, dressing) and activities that interest you.
- PT will help you continue to move and keep your strength throughout your hospital stay.