Hi! I am going to be graduating soon and am wondering if anyone knows anything about the stroke unit at St. John hospital in tulsa. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Aug 23, '08
I did an externship this summer on 9 west which is a stroke/ telemetry floor that has I think only 15-18 beds. I don't know if that area is the official stroke unit, but there were stroke pts there. It was interesting if that is your thing. The manager is VERY nice. Hope this helps.
Aug 24, '08
At this point there is not an actual stroke unit. There is a stroke team which consists of several different physicians, nursing units, pt/ot/st and such. There is a neuro unit, but they don't always get the stroke patients depending if there are other medical problems, room availability and staffing. We had a class a few week ago and this came from the actual physician who started the stroke team.
Aug 25, '08
Thanks for the input! I appreciate your replies!
Oct 30, '09
I am a float nurse at st. johns and I float occasionally to the Stroke Center. Its not one of the best floors that I've been on and I've been a nurse for over 10 years! I know bad when I see it, and this is. This floor is relatively new, and also has a new manager. That may be part of the problem, not much experience going on up on that floor. These patients are very difficult to take care of and need more experienced nurses than what is available. Would not suggest a new nurse to work on that floor bc the experience nurses are just limited. Hope this helps!!
Nov 16, '09
I disagree with RitaP299! I have also float to this unit during the day many times, I think the floor is great! There are a lot of new nurses, but the support is great. The physicians actually have a office on the unit and talk with the nurses. The manager comes out of the office and helps. What I like the most about the unit is the ratio! The unit is staff at a with a 4 - 5 ratio, day and night and I have worked med-surg, that is like a 7 to 1 ratio. I agree that this patient population is hard but still I think it is a great place to learn!
PS: I have been a nurse for 15 years, I too have seen bad.
Last edit by RNtulsasjm on Nov 16, '09