Cardiovascular patients can recover comfortably with qualified care and advanced technology in our specialized units.
Specialized Nursing Units - Our cardiovascular patients are cared for by specialized nursing units designed for our heart patients. The Coronary Care Unit (CCU), the Cardiac Intervention Unit (CIU), the Cardiovascular Surgical Unit (CVSU), and the Cardiovascular Step-Down Unit are dedicated areas for cardiac patients. Experienced nurses and support staff provide compassionate care individualized to our cardiac patients’ treatment and recovery needs.
Upgraded Facilities Enhance Care - Recent renovations to our CVSU allow us to recover patients using new technology, while keeping them comfortable following surgical procedures.
Eight private recovery rooms are spacious enough for the patient and all equipment as well as any family members who wish to be present during recovery. All-new, upgraded equipment is mounted on booms that can rotate around the bed, allowing for multiple placement options, depending on the height of the patient or nurse, or the number of family members in the room.
This unit’s hospital beds electronically maintain a history of how long the head of the bed has been up, or the side rails down. They can be moved with the push of a button, making it easier for the nurses to place a patient comfortably without pushing or pulling and the accompanying jarring of the patient.
When patients have a primary language other than English, the beds also provide translations for key medical terms and procedures, improving communication without the delay of waiting for a translator.
Ambient lighting enables nurses to check on patients at night without the harsh, disturbing glare of overhead lights. And dialysis capabilities are available for any patient with pre-existing renal problems.
When patients are ready to move to the step-down unit, they’ll find another newly renovated room that keepsthem comfortable until they return to their own home. The flat-screen television, recliner, and central heat and air that are adjustable for each room ensure a pleasant stay for cardiac patients following their procedure.
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - Once a patient leaves Brookwood’s Heart & Vascular Center, the work begins on improving the patient’s heart health and lifestyle in an effort to achieve a longer, more productive life. At Brookwood, we provide both inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services, using exercise, education and counseling to help patients with cardiovascular conditions reduce risks and help prevent further complications from their heart disease.