The Endoscopy Center at Medical Park has 26 beds for pre-operative/post-operative care. There are 7 procedure rooms and 1 procedure room in the main hospital OR. The patients cared for are mainly outpatient procedures, but ASA I, II, & III can be done in the Endoscopy Center. Patients that are greater than ASA III are done in the OR and the majority of inpatients are done in the OR. Pre-op nurses are a 1:1 ratio. Post-op nurses are usually a 1:3 ratio. Procedure room has 1 RN & 1Tech. Majority of cases will have a CRNA in addition to an RN. The RN is responsible for the patient during the pre-, intra-, and post procedure phases. The RN obtains history from the patient, sedates the patients, assists the physician during the procedure and recovers the patients. The RN works with all team members in an effort to promote excellence in patient care, physician and patient satisfaction and in support of the health system's mission.
Performs nursing assessment of patient's cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and GI systems, as well as skin condition, response to pain, and medication history & reconciliation; acts on abnormal findings.
Performance of assigned duties including electronic documentation, cardiac monitoring, IV starts/restarts; oxygen and GI procedures; foley catheter insertion, ng tubes, etc.
Patient teaching including pre-op & discharge planning.
Evaluation of patient's condition during pre-op, intraoperative and post-op.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
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