Medical Surgical Unit
The Medical Surgical Unit serves pediatric to geriatric patients with medical, surgical or orthopedic illness and injury in various stages of diagnosis and treatment.
Our attentive registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants provide thorough, patient-focused nursing care including:
- Preoperative and postoperative monitoring
- IV medication treatment
- Blood product administration
- Cardiac monitoring
- Treatment and care for any medical condition that can be diagnosed and treated by your primary care provider
Our nursing staff works with physicians, a certified dietician and social services to provide the best care possible. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are available to assist with the recovery process.
Intensive Care Unit
The 4-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Rusk County Memorial Hospital is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for critically ill patients with heart and lung problems, trauma and other medical conditions that require complex treatment and monitoring.
Registered nurses in the ICU are highly trained in the care of acutely ill patients and have certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Life sustaining treatment and monitoring capabilities within the unit include:
- Mechanical ventilation
- Continuous central venous pressure and arterial monitoring
- Post operative care for unstable patients with Patient Controlled Analgesics
- Thrombolytic treatment of heart attacks and strokes
- Transvenous temporary pacemaker
- Vasoactive medications
- External pacemaker
- Continuous ST segment monitoring
- Total parenteral nutrition
The support of family and friends is an essential part of recovery for many patients. Visitation hours are determined by the preference of each patient. Quiet hours are observed from 8:30 pm until 6:00 am.
ICU visitors are allowed by the consent of the patient. Please keep visits brief. Our patients need frequent rest periods.
The Rusk County Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Department provides pharmaceutical care for the facility's acute care hospital patients, swing bed patients and employees. The department is staffed by a pharmacist and a certified pharmacy technician. Additional consultants are available when needed.
With patient safety as a primary goal, the Rusk County Memorial Hospital Pharmacy continues to implement new technologies. A majority of medications are provided through our hospital-wide automated Pyxis dispensing system. The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Medical Staff are active participants in the development and maintenance of the hospital drug formulary.
To find out more about our InstyMeds Machine, please click here.
Dietician services are provided for hospital inpatients and cardiac rehabilitation patients. Diet consultations with our registered dietician are available to hospital patients as needed. Through these educational sessions, our dietician will provide helpful information about combining new and old habits for changes that are livable. Cardiac rehab patients are seen as needed, or if they would like to review their needs in combining their previous habits with their current condition.
Rusk County Memorial Hospital provides a case manager to work directly with patients and their families to provide patient advocacy, resource information, and crisis intervention. Through collaboration and consultation with physicians, nurses and therapies, the case manager can aid the patient in utilizing health care services and resources in the treatment of an illness.
- Discharge Planning and Referrals
- Equipment Needs
- Home Care
- Meals on Wheels
- Placement in a Swing Bed Program, Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home
- Patient Rights
- Concerns regarding care
- Insurance Benefits
- Advocacy Needs
- Crisis Intervention
- Recognizing and Reporting of Abuse
- Bereavement Services