The Cardiac Interventional Unit (CIU) provides pre-operative and post-operative care to cardiac cath lab patients. The unit was developed to provide continuity of care for the patients undergoing procedures. The staff also recovers interventional radiology patients.
The staff works in concert with the Cardiac Medical Unit (CMU) in placing patients requiring overnight observation and care. In addition, the staff serves as a resource for sheath pull competency for house staff.
Education provided to patients includes:
- Pre-procedure phone calls
- Pre-procedure education
- Post Procedure education and site care
- Diabetes education
- Cardiac Risk factors
- Smoking cessation