At University Medical Center, you are likely to have a team of doctors involved in your care. Your attending physician will be in charge, issue all orders for your treatment, determine necessary tests to diagnose your condition, prescribe all medications, and determine your readiness for discharge.
Consultations may be requested from a group of physicians in a particular specialty. Resident physicians and medical students may also provide you care under the supervision of the attending physician. The attention of this well-rounded team enhances your care, and you as a patient contribute to the education of future physicians.
Your nursing team may include registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners, case managers, and nursing assistants, among others. Registered nurses work with physicians to develop a plan of care for a patient. Our teams of nurses provide physical care, health education, and emotional support.
If you have concerns related to your care or treatment, please inform your nurse as soon as possible or ask to speak to the department manager.
The hospital’s team of registered dietitians works closely with your doctors and nurses to ensure you receive proper nutrition during your stay. Through a vast menu of wholesome foods, the team can accommodate your specific needs as well as kosher and vegetarian meals.
Our “Catering to You” program is designed specifically to support your health, quality of life, and the recovery process during your hospitalization. Your catering associate will come to your room to greet you and help with your daily menu selections. For an additional charge, guest trays are available for visitors who wish to dine with you. Please ask your catering associate or nurse for assistance.
Respiratory therapists work alongside physicians to provide ventilator management, airway assistance, and deliver inhaled medications. Speech therapists perform diagnostic tests and provide techniques to enhance swallowing, language and communication. These highly trained specialists aid the health care team in developing a plan of care for patients ranging from neonatal through the geriatric population.
Rapid Response Assessment Team
Visitors are often the first to notice changes in a patient’s condition.
Please inform the nurse right away if you notice any changes in your family member’s condition.
The nurse will assess and initiate appropriate actions, which may include activating the Rapid Response Assessment Team for further evaluation.
The Rapid Response Assessment Team is a group of specialized health care practitioners promoting health and safety of patients. The team is activated whenever a patient experiences an unexpected change in mental status, blood pressure, heart rate or rhythm, or breathing.
The mobile team will respond to the patient’s bedside to evaluate and initiate treatment as indicated.
This translation is provided by Google Translate. University Medical Center of Southern Nevada makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding the accuracy of the translation provided above.