The Cardiovascular Recovery Unit of Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa provides critical observation and care of adult to geriatric patients following major cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgical procedures, as well as education and support for families.
A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses all are involved in the complete care of patients from diagnosis to treatment plans and evaluation of goals set for each patient's recovery following major surgeries.
Registered nurses provide one-to-one critical observation and care of patients postoperatively. Educational opportunities and family updates are provided often throughout the procedure and postoperative period. Along with their registered nursing degree, the RN has an extensive critical care knowledge base with expertise in:
- Cardiac surgical care
- Anesthetic agents including physiologic and psychological body responses to the anesthesia and surgical procedure.
- Pain management
Located on the second floor of Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa's East Campus 641-428-7960 or 800-433-3883, ext. 7960.