Acute Rehabilitation Unit
Rehabilitative Nursing Care
Specialty trained rehabilitative nurses staff the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Together with rehabilitation technicians, these nurses work with patients and manage medical issues under the direction of a physiatrist, such as IV therapy, supplemental nutrition, pain and respiratory management and other issues. They also focus on physical care, including general hygiene, skin and wound care, bowel and bladder management, patient positioning, prevention of complications that may occur with varying degrees of immobilization, and patient education to ensure understanding of limitations and safety precautions.