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Unit Profile - 12 WEST Mott
Nurse Manager
Nurse Supervisor
Clinical Nurse
Educational Nurse
Brief Description of
the Unit
Common Medications
(Categories of Drugs)
Judy Schummer
Jenny Goldsworthy
Cathy Lewis
Laura Hailes
936-8957 / Pager 6703
936-8956 / Pager 6080
936-8058 / Pager 9226
936-8955 / Pager 6053
12W Mott is a 32-bed pediatric medical-surgical unit. The patient age ranges from
infant to young adult. The primary services on the unit are Trauma, Nephrology,
Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Neurology, Endocrinology,
Rehabilitation, Renal Transplant and Stable Ventilator patients.
The staff on 12W Mott is committed to providing comprehensive, individualized,
family-centered care to pediatric patients and their families in order to promote
their optimal level of functioning. We seek to create an environment which
promotes patient and family participation and utilizes an interdisciplinary team
approach to delivering quality care. We are committed to enhancing professional
nursing practice through education and research, as well as providing continuity
between care settings. We practice family-centered nursing on the unit. The nurse
is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the plan of care in
collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to ensure discharge readiness. Our
nurses are divided into 3 geographic teams to facilitate delivery of nursing care
on our unit in the new hospital.
1. IV & PO pain meds (narcotics, opioids, max acetaminophen limits)
2. Antihypertensives
3. Antibiotics
4. Omeprazole, ranitidine
5. Cellcept, tacrolimus
6. Bowel meds – colace, senna, dulcolax suppositories, fiber supplements
7. Insulin –Novolog, Lantus, and insulin pumps
8. Baclofen (PO or intrathecal pumps)
9. Electrolyte supplements – NaCl, KCl
Common Patient
Common Unit
Common Medical
Common Precautions
and Safety Measures
10. Anticonvulsants
1. Urinary catheterization
2. CVL dressing change
3. Bladder scanner
4. Enemas
5. Percussion and postural drainage
6. Wound dressing changes / wound vacs
7. Tube feedings (NG, GT, NJT)
8. NG tube placement
9. Trach care, tube changes
10. Nasopharyngeal, oral, or tracheal suctioning
1. Hourly comfort rounds
2. Bedside shift change report
3. Team Huddle at shift change
1. Renal disorders/diseases – renal transplants
2. Peds rehab – TBIs, SCIs, neuromuscular disorders
3. Ortho surgery – fractures, joint procedures, spinal fusions
4. Urologic surgery – ureteral reimplants, Mitrofanoff, ACE
5. Neurosurgery – procedures, shunt infections
6. Seizures - VEEG
7. Stable ventilator patients
8. Diabetes – new and DKA
9. Respiratory disorders/diseases
1. HUGS infant security system (all patients 2 years and under)
2. Fall precautions
3. Patient attendant – assessment for need
4. Contact precautions – including precautions for MRSA, MDROs, C-Diff
5. Droplet precautions
6. Protective precautions (especially for renal patients)
7. Antibiotic resistant precautions
8. Trach go-bags
9. Seizure precautions
10. Restraints – bed enclosures