About the Unit
CAD2 is a 14-bed unit, located in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital on the second floor. It is open 24-hours- a-day, 7-days-a-week.
Head Nurse: Jeanne Ilvento, RN
Case Manager: Kristen Gillam, RN
Social Worker: Carolyn Wells
Social Worker: Elaine Downes
There is one pediatric care technician each shift who assists with basic patient care. There is a unit secretary on each shift to perform data entry and secretarial duties.
The CAD2 nursing staff cares for patients from 12 to 21 years of age. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to conditions related to the following sub-specialties: neurology, pulmonary, urology, surgery, trauma, orthopedics, gastroenterology, nephrology, rheumatology, psychiatry, cardiology and endocrinology.
Patient Care Needs
Patients on CAD2 require 1:3 to 1:5 nursing care with ancillary service interventions. Promoting family centered care is a top priority. Child Life services are scheduled 7 days-a-week. Patients are provided with management of, but not limited to permanent central lines, administration of peritoneal dialysis, video EEG monitoring, management of pH probes, pain management, blood product administration, intravenous therapy and antibiotic administration.
About Our Nurses
Nursing care is provided by professional registered nurses competent in the care of adolescent patients. Competencies include, but are not limited to:
- IV certification
- Provision of respiratory care treatments
- Cardio/respiratory monitoring
- Age-related competency