Telemetry at the Cavanagh Heart Center
Cavanagh Heart Center's Telemetry unit helps ease a patient’s transition from Intensive Care or surgery to recovery.
When a patient is admitted to the Telemetry unit, it means your physician and other caregivers have decided your are ready to move to the next level of care.
You require less additional oxygen and can increase your activity level. You no longer require continuous bedside monitoring and one-on-one nursing (provided while in Intensive Care).
During telemetry monitoring, you may wear a heart monitor (a small box that weighs less than one pound) that sends signals to the nurses' station where a technician observes the heart rate and rhythm. Nurses monitor vital signs, weight measurements and fluid levels to provide the best standard of care to patients.
The increased level of monitoring in our Telemetry unit means you may be attached to machines different than those found in a typical hospital suite. Your Telemetry nurses strive to make each patient as comfortable as possible during their stay.