Hello and welcome to our unit!
I’m Kim Carter, MSN, RN, CEN, interim manager of the Adult Emergency Stepdown Unit unit, also known as ED C-Pod. We are located on the 1st floor of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
The environment on our unit is friendly, focused on teamwork and flexible to accommodate our patients’ needs.
We care for adult patients 18 or older who are being treated for a variety of medical diagnoses. Our patients are unique because of their diverse diagnoses and mixed patient population.
One of the perks of working on my unit is the rare opportunity to be a part of a brand-new unit and have an impact on the unit’s growth.
Our nurses are successful because they have strong assessment and communication skills, adapt easily to new changes, and have the unique skill set to care for admitted patients as well as a specialty set of emergency room patients.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing an eight-week unit specific orientation with dedicated preceptors.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to gain strong clinical experience with a variety of patient conditions, the Adult Emergency Stepdown Unit can help with this by supporting your growth and development.