Our inpatient nursing care
Our inpatient nursing care focusses on orthopedics, rheumatology, spinal cord injury, and rehabilitation. We look after patients in a highly professional manner, and tailor nursing care to meet their individual needs.
Orthopedics and rheumatology
Nursing care around the time of operation and the different types of pain therapy are major aspects of orthopedic surgery. We also focus on the support and alleviation of rheumatological diseases. Discussions with patients are also part of our routine work. Close cooperation with all the professionals involved in patient care is of great importance. Nursing care at Balgrist University Hospital is ISO certified.
Discussions with patients are also part of our routine work. Close cooperation with all the professionals involved in patient care is of great importance. Nursing care at Balgrist University Hospital is ISO certified.
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Divisional management nursing
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Ward managers of the orthopedic unit
With the admissions ward opened in November 2021, admissions will be logistically separated from discharges. Patients leaving the hospital will need their hospital bed in the morning, while patients entering the hospital will only need it after their operation in the afternoon, when the beds of the patients who left in the morning have become free.
Spinal Cord Injury Center
The Spinal Cord Injury Center covers all aspects of acute care and rehabilitation. Looking after paralysed patients requires a high degree of expertise in dealing with crisis situations, and in supporting and encouraging the patient to become as independent as possible.
Looking after patients on mechanical ventilation, encouraging the use of resources and guidance are the key functions of routine nursing care. The patient and primary nurse determine intermediate goals that are checked regularly and adapted as necessary. Each ward has a responsible nursing officer who offers support in all questions of quality management. The qualified nursing staff working in the Spinal Cord Injury Center have extended expertise in the following areas
- Wound management
- Positioning and transfer techniques
- Bladder and bowel management
- Prevention and treatment of pressure sores
- Treatment of swallowing difficulties
- Care of patients with tracheostomies and on mechanical ventilation
- Methods of self-management for patients
- Family-centred care
In our modernly equipped intensive care unit with 6 beds, which is recognised by the Society for Intensive Care Medicine, we care for seriously ill patients around the clock, 365 days a year. An interdisciplinary team of medical specialists and nurses cares for and accompanies patients and their relatives with great professional competence and empathy, characterised by an understanding of people in extraordinary situations. Sophisticated, high-quality technology supports us in seamless monitoring, diagnostics, therapy and in bridging life-threatening situations or in replacing vital organ functions of our patients.