In the step-down unit or on a cardiac recovery floor.
Once you don't need to be watched so closely, you will be moved to another area of the hospital called a step-down unit or cardiac recovery floor.
You will recover in the step-down unit of the hospital until your doctors feel it is safe for you to go home.
Staff in the step-down unit will also help you begin your rehabilitation and educate you on how to take care of yourself when you return home.
When your need for monitoring decreases, you will be transferred to a step-down unit in the hospital in preparation for your return home.
When your condition has improved, you will be transferred from the specialized ward to a normal cardiac care unit, sometimes called a step-down unit.
When you are in the step-down unit, you may be able to move in and out of bed.
After you have been transferred to a step-down unit, you will most likely be in the hospital only a few more days.
A day or so after bypass surgery, patients are often moved from intensive care to a so-called step-down unit.
A second stage in the recovery was moving from an intensive care unit to what is known as a step-down unit and a regular hospital room.