Credit Valley Hospital

Stepdown Unit 3B





Stepdown Unit 3B


Unit 3B operates as a cardiac/medicine unit and is the stepdown unit caring for patients being transferred from CCU/ICU post myocardial infarction and also for patients who might need telemetry monitoring post surgery. Unit 3B also cares for unstable medical patients including patients with CVA, pneumonia and diabetes.

The unit offers a cardiac rehab teaching program which runs daily Monday to Friday and includes topics such as anatomy of the heart, risk factors associated with heart disease, dietary implications, physiotherapy, medications used to treat heart disease and stress reduction techniques. The classes are held on the unit and are offered by members of the multidisciplinary team.

Weekly meetings are held with the multidisciplinary team members to discuss and plan for the care and discharge needs of each patient. These meetings ensure that the necessary supports are in place for patients upon discharge. Patients and families are encouraged to participate in establishing and meeting patient goals. All members of the multidisciplinary team are available to discuss patient progress as well as concerns relating to the stay in hospital and/or discharge.

Visiting Hours/Restrictions:
Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a limit of two visitors visiting at one time. These guidelines help our patients get the rest they need and are flexible under special circumstances.

Meal Times:
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.

Ice Machine/Kitchen Location:
The ice machine is located in the nourishment centre, Room 3104, which is located in the hall entering the nursing unit.