Neurosciences & OTO/Head & Neck Surgery provides care to adolescent through geriatric patients ranging from 16-100+ who have a variety of diagnoses which require medical or surgical interventions and recovery for Neurosurgical, Neurological, Stroke, Otolaryngology, and Oral Maxillo- Facial conditions. This population may include, but is not limited to:
Neurosurgery Involves all aspects of pre and post neurosurgery care involving frequent neuro assessment, safety checks, and pain management. Craniotomies \u2013 for intracranial hemorrhages, brain tumors, shunts, aneurysms, neuralgias, and traumatic brain injuries. Spine surgeries \u2013 for disc herniation, fractures, tumor removal, and congenital disorders. Transphenodial resection of pituitary tumors \u2013 care involves management of lumbar drains, frequent labs, close monitoring of specialized assessments.
Neurology Care for patients with encephalopathies, multiple sclerosis, Guillian-barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, auto-immune diseases, seizure disorders including epilepsy monitoring, with ictal SPECT injection and foramen ovale placement, and neurological disorders of unknown etiologies.
Stroke Certified acute care- includes frequent observation and neuro assessment, potentially unstable and at high risk for complications
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Includes new tracheotomies and total laryngectomies, tissue transfers (free flap or rotational flap), thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and resection of head and neck carcinomas. Involves all aspects of pre and post-operative care including specialized and frequent airway management, artificial airways, respiratory, flap, drain assessments, safety checks, and pain management.
Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery Includes jaw fractures, reconstruction, dental abscess, and complex dental procedures. Involves all aspects of pre and post-operative care involving specialized and frequent airway management, respiratory assessments, safety checks, and pain management.
Designated care unit for all lumbar drains, acute strokes, new tracheotomies and Overflow unit for ophthalmology and orthopaedic\u2013spine.
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role\u2122]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
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