ACMC is a 25 bed Critical access hospital that provides care to both medical and surgical patients.
We treat medical-surgical patient as well as cardiac care and intensive care patients. Under the direct the care of Registered Nurses,
with the assistance of Licensed Practical nurses, certified Nurses Assistants and Ward Clerks, our patients range in age from pediatric to geriatric.
ACMC has a 6 bed Intensive care unit equipped for cardiac monitoring and hemodynamic monitoring.
In addition to cardiac monitoring available in the intensive care unit, we have ambulatory cardiac monitoring (telemetry) available to medical surgical patients. Many times, patients are sent to recover from surgery and are sent home later in the evening once they meet discharge criteria. Patients are monitored in many ways on our units. Multi disciplinary teams comprised of nursing, social services/Discharge planning, and Dietary meet to take care of our patients needs while in the hospital and afterwards . Daily fall risk and skin risk assessments are performed to ensure patient care is high quality and effective.
Some Swing bed/skilled nursing needs are which also depend on other criteria are:
- Administration of IV, IM or Sub Q medications
- Tube feedings
- Tracheostomy suctioning-especially with new Tracheostomy
- Catheter irrigation-primarily for those with short term Foley catheters requiring irrigation or careful monitoring of urine output
- Sterile dressing changes
- Grade III and Grade IV decubitus ulcers requiring special beds or dressings
- Ostomy care
- Pain management-requiring frequent management
- Skilled nursing management
- Rehabilitative treatment with Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies
Staff training includes Basic Life support, Advanced Cardiac life Support, Cardiac Rhythm Recognition training,
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum depending upon which unit the nurse is assigned. At ACMC we believe it is important for. Our team of nurses
participates in educational activities which allow for the continued delivery of optimum care. The plan of care reflects the nurse's
recognition of the physical, psychological, educational and social needs as part of the uniqueness and wholeness of every patient.
ACMC nurses are committed to providing compassionate, quality, efficient healthcare. It is important to know your nurses are committed during stages of illness, rehabilitation and end of life. They are dedicated to also reinforcing medical management of illnesses as well as promoting healthy lifestyles. Nursing works with healthcare team members to assist patients with meeting their physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
Our nursing units utilize care plans and collaborative approaches to address and monitor patients’ care and progress. It is a systematic approach that involves assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Our nurses are caregivers that offer a personal warmth and professional skill to provide high quality services. Together with our physicians, we hope to make each experience the most comforting outcome possible.
Our nurses and physicians utilize high quality, cost effective care using the latest in:
- Computerized technology, desktop and mobile units
- Automated medicated dispensing systems for accurate delivery of medications
- Bar code scanning at bedside with patient bar-coded identifiers before medication administration and testing to ensure safety
- Infection control nurse who coordinates with staff to promote patient safety and a safer work environment