Video: Step-Down Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Registered nurse Kevin Browne, director of nursing for critical care and pediatric services, describes the role of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Step-Down Unit in caring for surgical patients who are too ill to be on a standard inpatient floor but not so ill that they need to be admitted to the intensive care unit. The unit has 36 beds and a low nurse-to-patient ratio. The nurses on this unit receive didactic training in basic critical care and dysrhythmia to meet the special needs of these patients.