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hospital units, ch 9

Box 9.2, examples of primary units that require meds from pharmacy (pharm tech)

CCU Coronary Care Unit
Clinics patients may visit a clinic to be seen by a physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner
ED or ER Emergency department; area of hospital where patients can receive emergency care; physicians and nurses are on staff 24 hours a day
ICU Intensive care unit
L&D Labor and delivery; unit where a woman goes through labor and delivers a baby
MED-SURG Medical unit for patients who have undergone surgery or who may be under observation
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit; can also stand for neurologic intensive care unit
NSY, NUR Nursery
OB/GYN obstetrics/gynecology; unit that takes care of expectant mothers or those that have just given birth
ONCOLOGY unit that takes care of patients with cancer
OR operating room
ORTHO orthopedics unit; takes care of patients who may need treatment or surgery on bones or joints
PACU post anesthesia care unit
PED pediatrics; unit for children younger than 14 years of age
POSTOP unit where a patient is kept after an operation or procedure
PREOP unit where a patient is kept before an operation or procedure
UROLOGY unit that takes care of patients who may need treatment, surgery, or procedures on the urinary system
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