Department of Nursing24-Hour Nurse Advice Line Call 1-800-TRICARE, Option 1 and talk to a registered nurse who can:
- Answer your urgent care or non-emergency questions
- Give you health care advice
- Help you find a doctor
- Schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics
Army Public Health NursingLocation: Soldier Family Health Clinic
Hours: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
For an appointment: 915-742-1343
Member of the health care team actively assisting our soldiers to always be fit to fight and our beneficiaries to maintain optimal health!
- Prevent the spread of diseases through awareness education, timely and efficient assessment, treatment, counseling and appropriate follow-up
- Educate child care providers on pertinent communicable diseases, treatment modalities and how to safely deliver medications using the 6 rights to better serve their population
- Report all infectious diseases to proper reporting authorities
- Assist pregnant soldiers and baby in maintaining optimal health with quick return to pre-pregnancy physical strength
- Ensuring early assessment, treatment, counseling and timely follow-up after diagnosis of sexually transmitted disease to include HIV
- Decrease the spread of Tuberculosis by:
- Appropriately screen for Tuberculosis (TB) and recognize latent TB infections and active cases in a timely manner
- Complete contact investigations and initial assessments on all reactive Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
- Correctly identify and initiating treatment for those patients who are at highest risk for Tuberculosis
- Provide annual and as needed training to Child and Youth Services Personnel in the area of medication administration, communicable diseases, sudden infant death syndrome, blood-borne pathogens, disease processes and treatment therapies
- Provide Tobacco Cessation classes tailored to the needs of the population with flexible counseling schedules, medication refills and follow-up
- Provide FUN pregnancy fitness program
Army Public Health Nursing Programs
- Child Services
- Health Promotion Classes
Intensive Care Unit
Phone: 915 742-6717
William Beaumont Army Medical Center Intensive Care Unit provides an 18-bed combined unit offering Medical, Surgical and Cardiology care to a wide variety of patients. Operating as a Level III trauma center for the West Texas, El Paso area, we also provide care for neurosurgery patients. While the majority of our surgery patients are general surgery patients, we do see vascular cases such as laproscopic Intra-abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair. An innovative approach preformed at very few hospitals. With an active Cardiac Cath Lab, we also on occasion care for patients on Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps. Most are for limited time and often are directly transferred to local facilities for open heart surgery. For our most critically ill patients, we provide and monitor Continuous Venous to Venous Hemodialysis for extended periods in some instances.
Staffing consists of Military, civilian service, contract Registered Nurses and contract Licensed Vocational Nurses. The military nurses maintain profis assignments primarily to the 10th, 21st and 31st Combat Support Hospitals.
Local educational opportunities include a variety of graduate level studies in Nursing available from University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech and New Mexico State University, among others
Additionally, we have an expandable capacity to 22 beds for a period of 72 hours.
The Operating Room Nursing Section is to provides and promote total, optimal and safe nursing care to all patients in accordance with accepted professional nursing standards, policies, and as directed by the Chief, DON, and Commander, WBAMC. Perioperative nursing must maintain and support the necessary programs that are essential to the various skill levels of personnel assigned within the section in order to promote and sustain a high level of "quality" nursing care.
The Operating Room Nursing Section has a responsibility to all of its employees to treat them as individuals, recognizing that each individual has certain basic human rights and privileges. The Section also has the responsibility in providing for their welfare, personal growth, and development. We have an obligation to treat everyone within our scope, patients and personnel alike, with dignity and respect.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit provides intensive observation and care of patients who have received anesthesia and have had procedures which may cause conditions requiring immediate interventions, in compliance with policies and procedures prescribed by the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and the Department of Nursing, and to sustain the highest degree of quality nursing care to all our patients.
Scope of Care and Services
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit provides nursing care for post-operative and/or post-procedure patients from the Operating Room, Labor and Delivery Unit, Gastrointestinal Clinic, Urology Clinic, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory or Interventional Radiology Department who have undergone procedures requiring anesthesia to include: General, Spinal, Epidural, Regional Upper Extremity Blocks, Local and/or IV Conscious Sedation. Patients served also include patients who require Monitored Anesthesia Care for special procedures such as a transesophageal echocardiogram and elective synchronized cardioversion. The patient population includes eligible military, military dependents, retirees, dependents of retirees, VA beneficiaries and civilian emergency patients. The age groups of the populations served include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nursing Staff are also trained to work in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Interventional Radiology Department and provide IV Conscious Sedation.