Heart Monitoring Service in Washington, Indiana
Heart conditions can sometimes be unpredictable. If your doctor feels your
heart needs to be monitored for a time before you can safely return home,
they may refer you to the telemetry department. Many people consider this
unit to be a less intense version of the ICU. Like the ICU, patients’
vital signs are monitored through medical devices and medical staff is
close by the treat a patient in the event of an abnormal event. The main
difference is that telemetry patients are generally considered to be at
less risk than ICU patients and only their hearts are kept under constant
observation. Additionally, telemetry devices are portable, and most patients
can walk freely around the hospital while wearing them.
Our telemetry units measure, record, and transmit heart activity to our
staff. An alerting function signals the nurse that a dangerous condition
is present and needs immediate treatment.
Contact Michelle Kavanaugh, RN for more information about the Telemetry Unit
call (812) 254-2760 EXT 1451,