The Fuller Unit provides care to post-surgical patients including general surgery, orthopedic, bariatric, vascular, lung, urology, spine and ear, nose and throat cases. The unit also provides telemetry monitoring. The unit is located on the 8th floor, with a capacity to accommodate up to 41 patients. Care on the unit is provided by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, physician assistants, physical-occupational-speech therapists, case managers, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and pastoral care, who all work together to guide patients to a successful recovery. The focus is on quality care, evidence-based care, leveraging technology, and patient /family satisfaction. Patients and their families are encouraged to be an active partner in the care delivered. Through this partnership, the Fuller Unit is able to produce exceptional outcomes for patients and families.
Fuller Unit staff have developed the following Vision: "Our dream is to make Fuller Unit a comfortable
place to stay, where our staff want to give those little extras to create a warm environment that fosters friendships amongst staff and patients. Our academic achievements, common goals and our equalization
of workloads will result in an innovative health care team. Our philosophy within the Elliot Model of Nursing will be demonstrated by our honesty, humor, trust, loyalty and respect for patients, peers, families,
and those we serve."
Fuller Unit receives many arteriogram patients both pre and post procedure. The nursing staff on Fuller unit assess and monitor those outpatients who have had arteriogram procedures until they are stable, and their recovery period meets discharge criteria. This unit also manages outpatients who are scheduled for Plasmapheresis through the contracted services of Manchester Kidney Center.
Fuller Unit participates on a Hospital wide committee that evaluates and promotes coordination of care for all Ischemic Stroke Patients as well as patients who are admitted for the diagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack. We have designed a pamphlet to assist patients and families in understanding stroke. It is available in the Emergency Department and on Fuller Unit: "Stroke Care at Elliot Hospital".
Specific questions regarding care on the Fuller Unit can be directed to: Elva Hawkins, RN, Department Director at 603-663-8830.