Telemetry at the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado
The Telemetry Unit at North Colorado Medical Center helps ease a patient’s transition from Intensive Care or surgery to recovery.
When a patient is admitted to the Telemetry Unit, their physician and other caregivers have decided the patient is ready to move to the next level of care. The patient requires less additional oxygen, is eating and able to increase their activity level. Continuous bedside monitoring and one-on-one nursing (provided while in Intensive Care) is no longer required which means the patient is doing well.
During telemetry monitoring, patients typically 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 that happens in North Colorado Medical Center’s Telemetry Unit means patients may be attached to machines different than those found in a typical hospital suite.
Telemetry nurses have chosen to specialize in the treatment of heart patients. They receive ongoing education in this specialty area and their strive to make each patient as comfortable as possible.
For more information, contact the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at (970) 350-6162 or (877) 455-5888.
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