24760 Hospital Drive
P. O. Box 497
Red Lake, MN 56671
218-679-3912 Main Phone
At the beginning of last year, we started a new shift reporting system. Those of you who have experienced a hospital stay, are already aware of this new reporting system. This new shift reporting system takes place at the patient’s bedside. The patient and their family members are updated on what is going on with their care twice a day by the nurses, this is also, an opportunity for the patient and their family members to bring up any questions they may have about their care and to help us better serve your needs.
This new way of reporting comes to us from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. This initiative encourages patient centered care, where the patient and family member becomes a responsible partner in their care. You can find more information about healthcare improvement by going to their website, ihi.org.
So, if you are wondering why are all these people crowding into my room twice a day, this is why. If you have questions bring them up, ask questions, this is how you are able to take charge of your own care. Ask about your medications, what are they for, how long does it take for them to start working, if you have any new allergies? This is an opportunity to be a part of your healthcare team.
If you have any questions or concerns or concerns about bedside reporting , you are welcome to the Inpatient Head nurse at 679-3912 ext. 287.
These are some of the cases we admit on a regular basis:
Those who are transferred back to Red Lake from other hospitals and need some extra care.
* We are licensed as a 24 bed Inpatient Unit.
* The RNs are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS), CPR and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and End of Life care.
* The inpatient nurses are capable of floating to the ER department to help staff that department on nights and weekends.
* We are staffed with 6 RNs, 3 LPNs, and 2 NAs.
* We work variable 12 hour shifts 7 days a week.
We do allow a parent or guardian to stay with an ill child, this helps ease the child’s anxiety and gives them a sense of security.
Those patients who are very, very ill or dying are allowed to have a family member stay with them.
If you are not allowed to stay with your loved one the chances are your loved one is not seriously ill enough to warrant extra persons in the room and this is good news.