I am starting a BSN program in Jan 07. I am leaving the corporate world after 13 years. I have never worked in the medical field before and was wondering if someone can please provide a breakdown of the unit abbreviations and what they mean? For example, this is what I know so far:
ICU-Intensive Care Unit
L&D-Labor and Deliver
NICU-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
CCU-Cardiac Coronary Unit
These are pretty much what I've learned from years of watching Discovery Health channel.
Still confused on Telemetry and Step down, and some others.
You get the point!
Dec 12, '06
There's also PICU - pediatric intensive care unit
LTAC for long term acute care units. Depending on what area you live in the LTAC may be a seperate facility or part of the hospital.
SNF which is a skilled nursing facility (nursing home basically)
OB for obstestrics
WP for woman's pavillion (women only floor)
GI LAB is gastrointestinal lab where abdominal related procedures are done
If you don't know something, ask! There's always someone that will know
Last edit by DizzyLizard on Dec 12, '06