Nursing unit

Nursing unit

A nursing unit is an area in a hospital or other health care delivery setting where patients with similar needs are grouped to facilitate the delivery of care by health care professionals trained in that specialty. Typically a nurse manager or matron is in charge of the unit.

Types of nursing units

Inpatient units

*Bone marrow transplant
*Burn unit
*Labor and Delivery
*Medical/Surgical (frequently abbreviated as "Med/Surg")
*Organ transplant

Outpatient clinics

*Burn treatment
*Disabilities and developmental disorders
*Chemical dependency
*Diagnostic Radiology
*Emergency treatment
*Oral surgery
*Radiation oncology
*Renal dialysis

Intensive care units

*Cardiovascular intensive care unit (CCU)
*Medical intensive care unit (MICU)
*Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
*Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
*Step-down care units
*Surgical intensive care unit (SICU)

urgical units

*Ambulatory surgery
*Main operating room
*Post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)

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