Hello and welcome to my unit!
I’m Ali Grubbs, MSN, RN, manager of the VUMC Regional Burn Unit, also known as 11 South. We are located on the 11th floor (aka “the penthouse”) of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH).
The environment on our unit is team-oriented, dynamic, and warm-literally and figuratively.
We care for adult and pediatric patients of all ages who are being treated for burn injuries of all mechanisms.
Our patients are unique because we are the only unit that gets to care for both adult and pediatric patients at Vanderbilt University Hospital! We also get to care for them throughout the entire continuum of care starting with ICU, stepdown, and all the way through discharge.
One of the perks of working on my unit is we value teamwork above all else. We are truly a family!
Our nurses are successful because they have positive attitudes, a passion for excellent patient care, and each other’s encouragement and support.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a unit-specific orientation to ICU, stepdown, and the hydrotherapy room.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is specialized critical care, the VUMC Regional Burn Unit can help with this by providing opportunities to care for burn patients of all ages and mechanisms.