CMMC's Medical-Surgical Nurses Have Special Skills to Help Patients Learn Self-Care at Home
For surgical patients who have procedures requiring more extensive follow-up care, CMMC supports a dedicated medical-surgical nursing unit. Known as "T1" because of its location on the first floor of the Medical Center's Thompson Wing, CMMC's medical-surgical nursing unit is unique primarily because of its skilled professional staff. T1's cadre of registered nurses has extensive experience assisting patients who have undergone a wide variety of surgical procedures.
Integral to the work of CMMC's medical-surgical nurses is their technical care-giving skills and their facility as educators. It's important that surgery patients discharged from the T1 Nursing Unit know how to care for themselves at home and how to recognize potential problems. Teaching self-care to patients is a primary responsibility of the medical-surgical nurse.