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Harrisburg Campus
Emergency Services at the Harrisburg Campus consist of 29 beds. There are two seclusion rooms, four trauma rooms, four cardiac rooms, two OB/GYN rooms, one orthopedic room, two pediatric rooms, 10 general treatment rooms, one decontamination room and one triage room. There also is a four-bed “Basic ED Area” that is utilized to treat patients with nonurgent/ emergent care needs.
 
Average nurse to patient ratios vary based on patient acuities and our staffing involves a very flexible system of supporting the acuities with qualified nurses.
 
1 North–Community Campus
The emergency department provides 24-hour emergency services to all patients presenting for treatment. The objective is to provide rapid diagnosis and intervention of life threatening illness/injury. Emergency Services at the
Community Campus consists of 18 beds. These include three cardiac/trauma beds, eight acute/urgent care beds, one seclusion room, one triage bed, one triage overflow bed and four non-urgent basic emergency department beds.
 
Required Experience: Registered Nurse with emergency experience, BLS/ACLS/PALS/ENPC/TNCC within one year or Graduate Nurse with completion of our six-month Emergency Care Course

Emergency Care Orientation

The Emergency Care Course is designed to provide Graduate Nurses and Registered Nurses with a comprehensive, structured orientation to the Emergency Department environment. In conjunction with Staff Development Instructors, this four month course is presented in the Learning Institute, facilitating transition into the Emergency Department nursing role by developing:
  • Advanced physical assessment skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  •  Knowledge of pathophysiology
  • Clinical skills in our state of the art simulation lab. In addition, professional development workshops will be offered during the first year to promote individual growth. A Staff Development Instructor will personally follow each nurse’s progress and provide ongoing support.