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Nursing Services

ICUICU
Only Registered Nurses are used to staff our 10 bed Intensive Care Unit. The orientation to this specialty is 2 months for an experienced Registered Nurse and 3 months for a new graduate.

4-East4-East
4-East is a 33 bed medical nursing unit. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, LPN’s, C.N.A.’s RA’s, and Unit Secretary’s. Most of our cancer patients are assigned to this nursing unit as well as other patients with various other medical diagnoses. Orientation is 6-8 weeks depending on needs of Registered Nurse’s employed.

4-West4-West
4-West is a 32 bed telemetry unit. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, LPN’s, C.N.A.’s, RA’s, Unit Secretary’s and a monitor technician. Most patients are admitted to 4-West from the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit. Orientation is 6-8 weeks depending on needs of Registered Nurse’s employed.

3-West3-West
3-West is a 33 bed surgical unit. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, LPN’s, C.N.A.’s, RA’s, and Unit Secretary’s. Most of 3-West patients are pre or post op patients. Orientation is 6-8 weeks depending on needs of Registered Nurse’s employed.

PediatricsPediatrics
The Pediatric Unit is a 14 bed unit staffed with Registered Nurses and C.N.A.’s. The orientation to this specialty is 2 months for an experienced Registered Nurse and 3 months for a new graduate. The Pediatric Unit treats infants as well as patients up to 16 years old.

ObstetricsObstetrics
The Obstetric Unit includes Newborn Nursery and a 4-bed level 2 nursery. Obstetrics has 12 rooms which includes 4 birthing rooms. The department is staffed with Registered Nurses only. Orientation is basically 2 months for an experienced Registered Nurse and 3 months for a new graduate. However, eventually all Registered Nurse’s are crossed trained to all the areas.

EndoscopyEndoscopy
All endoscopic procedures such as EGD’s, Colonoscopies, Flexible Sigmoidoscopies, PEG Tube Placements, ERCP’s, and Bronchoscopies are performed on a daily basis in this department. Registered Nurses are trained to administer IV moderate sedation and receive certification in PALS and ACLS. LPN’s are trained to assist the physician’s with procedures. Orientation is 4 weeks.

Cardiac CatheterizationCardiac Catheterization
Diagnostic heart catheterizations, cardio versions, pacer insertions, TEE’s, and vascular stents are done in this department. It is staffed with Registered Nurses and technicians. This department requires in-depth orientation.

Same Day Surgery UnitSame Day Surgery Unit
Our Same Day Surgery Unit is a 27 room unit catering to out patients requiring 1 day surgical stays. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, LPN’s, C.N.A.’s and Unit Secretary’s. Orientation to this unit is done in conjunction with our 3-West surgical floor.

Emergency RoomEmergency Room
Our Emergency room treats over 30,000 patients per year. It is staffed primarily with Registered Nurses and a limited number of LPN’s, C.N.A.’s and Unit Secretary’s. Orientation to this unit is 2 months for an experienced Registered Nurse and 3 months for a new graduate.

Home HealthHome Health
Our Laughlin Home Health Agency provides nursing care in the home. The average daily census is 80 patients. It is staffed with Registered Nurses, LPN’s and C.N.A.’s who make home visits. Orientation is 3-4 weeks.

Laughlin Health Care CenterLaughlin Health Care Center
Our Laughlin Health Care Center is a 90 bed free standing nursing home. It consist of 2 wings of 45 beds each and is staffed with Registered Nurse’s, LPN’s, C.N.A.’s, Unit Secretary’s and RA’s. Orientation may be as short as 1 week or up to 6 weeks depending on employee needs.

Nurse CampNurse Camp
The Nursing Department of Laughlin Memorial Hospital offers a program called Nurse Camp I to our community high school students to observe all areas of healthcare in the hospital setting. This program is 1 week long and is offered 4 times each summer to students who are at least a sophomore.

Nurse Camp II offers Nurse Camp I graduates the opportunity to do hands on patient care. It is 3 weeks long and consists of 1 week of classroom instruction and 2 weeks of working with patients on nursing units.

Extern ProgramExtern Program
Each summer Laughlin Memorial Hospital employ 12 nursing students who will graduate from nursing school within the upcoming year. This is a 6 week program with the opportunity of becoming an Extern II and working part-time until graduation.