on ACE offers a unique opportunity to help the older adult population. We are a 16 bed nursing unit devoted to care of the age 70 and over Thinking about Geriatric Nursing? Consider ACE.medical and surgical acute inpatient population. The ACE conceptincludes a specialized physical environment, a strong interdisciplinary team and a focus on preventing iatrogenic complications, maintaining physical function, and ensuring a safe discharge for our patients.
Our managers try to maintain a 4-1 ratio of patient to RNs.
Our RNs are major players in our interdisciplinary team. They are responsible for the day to day and minute to minute nursing care of our patients, as on the usual hospital unit. They are also, however, active in our daily interdisciplinary team rounds, and play a large role in discharge planning for our patients.
The RNs are supported by Patient Care Technicians. PCTs usually have a 10 - 1 ratio of PCT to patients. PCTs perform tasks such as vital signs, FSBGs, and personal care for our patients.
Many of our ACE RNs are ANCC certified in gerontological nursing. Several nurses have a 2nd certification in a related area such as medical surgical nursing, Hospice or Palliative care.
The Interdisciplinary Team
The core team on ACE consists of nursing, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a dietitation, and care managers. Speech and language pathologists, respiratory therapists, and others are available as consultants.
Donna M. Britton, MSN, RN, CVRN I-BC
Feel free to contact Donna for information about ACE employee opportunities.