Siskin Hospital’s Rehabilitation Nurses provide specialized nursing care to patients throughout their rehabilitation stay and are key members of the treatment team.
The nursing staff is made up of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Several Registered Nurses are Certified Rehabilitation Nurses through the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
The registered nurses is primarily responsible for establishing an individualized nursing plan of care and working with the patient to set up personal goals.
Nurses with knowledge of and experience with specific illnesses or disabilities provide care for patients in specialized patient floors and nursing units. They work closely with the physiatrist and referring physician to manage medical issues and high-risk factors.
In addition, the nursing staff educates patients and families to manage and cope with the illness or disability, as well as ways to prevent future complications. Special attention and programs enhance patient safety and ensure safe medication administration. The nursing staff also provides the all-important support so needed during this time of recovery.
Finally, the nursing staff communicates and works closely with the therapy team to ensure patients are meeting their goals, preparing for discharge, and reaching their highest level of independent functioning.