4B is a surgical short stay post recovery unit with 13-beds and 9 recliner chairs providing care to male and female adult patients. The short stay unit provides services for same day surgery patients; patients requiring post-operative nursing care for 23 hours or less; and admission and preparation for surgery that require inpatient care and treatment within the Durham VA Health Care System. The primary acuity category is 1 within 4B. The average length of stay is six to ten hours following post-operative recovery. RN's and LPN's provide care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team (MD, PA, Social Work, Pharmacy, Dietary, Physical Therapy and support staff (HAS, Lab, etc.). Surgical/Medical sub-specialties include ophthalmology, general surgery, urology, plastic, neurosurgery, Ps
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