Nurses at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) are part of a world-renowned team providing the highest quality cardiovascular care and research. They provide an array of services including cardiac catheterization, primary angioplasty, echocardiography, electrophysiology, stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation.
Patient population: cardiac adult, pulmonary overflow
Number of beds: 12
Nurse/patient ratio: 1:2
Rotation/shifts: 80-20%, or straight night shift, average 12-hour
shift length, no on-call
Orientation: 12-16 weeks, every orientee has a preceptor