Hello and welcome to our unit!
I’m Megan Walker, BSN, Director of the Critical Care Unit, also known as the VBCH CCU. We are located on the 2nd floor at Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital (VBCH).
The environment on our unit is challenging, inclusive, and passionate about patient care.
We care for critically Ill adult patients ages 18 and above who are being treated for diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis, congestive heart failure, acute respiratory distress, hypertensive crisis, ETOH withdrawal, drug overdose, and more.
Our patients are unique because they consist of a wide variety of critically ill people which allows us to utilize our critical thinking and assessment skills to help each patient on the road to recovery.
One of the perks of working on our unit is the culture that Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital has to offer. Because we are a smaller facility, all our co-workers are consistent and friendly faces.
Our nurses are successful because they have a passion for patient care, the ability to think critically and take executive action, and a wide array of critical care knowledge as their foundation for nursing.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing individualized 1:1 training through our orientation process accompanied with continuous follow-up and communication regarding progress.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to develop a significant level of critical care knowledge, our VBCH CCU can help with this by creating a strong foundation of nursing care and providing you with opportunities for growth.