The M63 Nursing Unit on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus is a 10-bed unit specializing in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. For the purpose of weight-loss, procedures commonly performed include roux-en-y gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Routine postoperative telemetry monitoring is also available for high-risk patients. Our unit operates 24/7, and primarily serves adult patients; however, patient age can range from 12 to 70 years.
Our unit is staffed by a caregiver team that includes a nurse manager, assistant nurse managers, registered nurses, patient care nursing assistants, a health unit coordinator and an equipment technician. Our caregivers enjoy an educational, supportive environment, inclusive of resources and guidance from advanced practice nurses; case managers; nursing operations managers; wound, ostomy and skin care specialists; dieticians; pharmacists; and, the Offices of Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Research.
Our dedicated nurses are highly trained to meet the unique care needs of our patients. We conduct ongoing evaluations of our patients' physical conditions and social, psychological and educational needs. We follow clinical practice guidelines from The Joint Commission, Ohio Department of Health, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, National Association of Bariatric Nursing, and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Additionally, M63 is an accredited Bariatric Surgical Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Transitions to RN Resident II upon successful completion of the core curriculum.
Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
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